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A San Dieguito EMS District ambulance. Photo by Chris Jennewein

A man who got out of his car and crossed a road to pick a flower was hit and killed by a vehicle in Encinitas on Sunday.

The crash occurred around 4 p.m. on Piraeus Street near Normandy Road, according to San Diego County Sheriff‘s Sgt. William Clem.

According to investigators, the man who was hit got out of a car, crossed over southbound and northbound lanes and onto the east shoulder of Piraeus Road to retrieve a flower. A vehicle heading north on Piraeus hit him.

The man was taken to Scripps La Jolla Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, Clem said.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured, and Clem said alcohol and drugs were not a factor in the collision.

City News Service contributed to this article.

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