Oceanside Police officer walks by flares
An Oceanside Police officer walks by flares on Route 76. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing a highway in Oceanside on Saturday night.

The crash was reported to police shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of state Route 76 and Douglas Drive, according to Oceanside Police Sgt. Rick Davis.

Officers responding to the scene found a man lying unresponsive in eastbound lanes of Route 76.

Davis said according to witness statements and evidence at the crash scene, investigators believe the pedestrian was crossing Route 76 from north to south against a red light, and was hit by a car heading east on the highway with a green light.

The driver, who was not injured, immediately stopped and waited for police to arrive, Davis said. Police don’t suspect alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash.

The name of the victim wasn’t immediately released.

— City News Service

Chris Jennewein

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