Sheriff's vehicle
A San Diego Sheriff’s vehicle. Photo by Alexander Nguyen

San Diego Sheriff‘s traffic investigators Wednesday are probing the cause of a crash that fatally injured a 61-year-old pedestrian near an intersection in a busy Encinitas shopping district.

About 6:35 p.m. Tuesday, the victim was crossing North El Camino Real outside of a marked crosswalk near Encinitas Boulevard when he was struck by a northbound vehicle on North El Camino Real, Deputy Michael Power said. The intersection is surrounded by the Camino Real, Weigand Plaza and Encinitas Village shopping centers.

The man sustained serious injuries in the collision and was taken by ambulance to a hospital, Power said.

“Unfortunately he succumbed to his injury and was pronounced deceased,” the deputy said.

The victim’s name and age were not released pending family notifications.

Alcohol was not believed to be a factor in the deadly collision, which was still under investigation Wednesday by the Sheriff’s Traffic Accident Reconstruction team and traffic division deputies from the sheriff’s Encinitas- area substation.

Anyone with information about the incident was asked to call Power of the North Coastal Sheriff Station traffic division at (760) 966-3590.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.