LANCASTER – A pedestrian was struck and killed by a car while crossing the street in Lancaster Thursday night, authorities said.
The incident happened around 8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 19, on Avenue J west of 20th Street West, according to Detective Michael Politano of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“Preliminary information gathered at the scene revealed the driver of a 2013 Chevy Cruze was traveling westbound on Avenue J at an unknown speed from the intersection of 20th Street West,” Politano stated. “An adult male pedestrian was crossing Avenue J northbound, outside of a crosswalk, and was struck by the vehicle.”
The pedestrian was fatally injured at the scene.
“The driver did not appear to be under the influence and was not arrested,” Politano stated. “The pedestrian’s sobriety is still under investigation.”
The pedestrian’s identity has not yet been released pending next of kin notification.
UPDATE: The deceased pedestrian has been identified as 34-year-old Justin Shane Morales, according to Assistant Chief Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.