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Authorities Investigating Fatal Accident Involving Man On Ventura County Highway

Posted on Tuesday, November 8, 2011 2:23am

The CHP is trying to figure out why a 73-year-old man was walking on a highway between Oxnard and Camarillo early yesterday morning, leading to him being struck and killed by a vehicle.

It happened just after 3 a.m. yesterday, on Highway 34 near its intersection with Wood Road.  The CHP says a man driving to work suddenly encountered the Lompoc man on the highway.  The driver hit his breaks, and swerved, but was unable to avoid hitting the man, who was pronounced dead at the scene.  Investigators say there were no lights in the area, and the man was wearing dark clothing.

The driver was shaken, but unhurt.  The name of the pedestrian hasn’t been released yet.

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