An Escondido Police cruiser. Photo courtesy Escondido Police.

A 49-year-old man was fatally struck by a car on an Escondido street, police said Tuesday.

The man was struck around 6:30 p.m. Monday on Washington Avenue at Grape Street, Escondido police Lt. Scott Walters said.

Walters said the man was crossing Washington Avenue northbound at Grape Street when he was struck by a 2007 Kia Spectra sedan being driven east on Washington. He was pronounced dead at Palomar Medical Center. His name was withheld pending family notification.

The Kia driver, a 49-year-old Escondido woman whose name was not released, was uninjured and remained at the scene to cooperate with investigators, authorities said.

Intoxication was not believed to have been a factor in the crash, Sgt. Aaron Heath said.

–City News Service

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