A crash on a Chula Vista roadway Friday left a pedestrian dead, police said.

The victim, a man in his 50s, was attempting to cross the 600 block of Anita Street near Broadway when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle at about 6:50 a.m., according to a Chula Police Department statement.

The pedestrian was taken to a hospital in critical condition to be treated for head injuries, the statement said. By just after 10 a.m., police said he had succumbed to his injuries.

Police said alcohol was not believed to have been a factor in the crash.

Authorities closed Anita Street between Jayken Way and Silvas Street following the crash. Police said the roadway would remain closed to traffic until mid-morning.

Police have warned pedestrians of increasing risks as fatal incidents increase.

– City News Service