The Subaru involved in the fatal accident on Tuesday morning. Courtesy OnScene.TV

A car struck and killed a 62-year-old pedestrian in a Kearny Mesa intersection early Tuesday, authorities reported.

Richard Nichols of San Diego was crossing Clairemont Mesa Boulevard at Mercury Street against a red light when the westbound Subaru hit him about 5:45 a.m., according to police and the county Medical Examiner’s Office.

Paramedics took Nichols to Sharp Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Police shut down westbound traffic lanes in the area to allow for investigation and cleanup. The roadway was fully reopened again as of 9 a.m.

–Updated at 5:01 p.m. Sept. 7, 2021

–City News Service

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