LANCASTER – A 56-year-old pedestrian was hit and killed by a car while crossing a street in Lancaster Thursday night, authorities said.
The fatal collision happened around 8:49 p.m. Thursday, March 5, on Avenue L at 32nd Street West, according to Sgt. David Jennings of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
“Preliminary information gathered at the scene indicates the driver of a silver 1997 BMW 328i was traveling east on Avenue L when he struck a pedestrian crossing south on Avenue L,” Jennings stated. “Several witnesses to the collision said the pedestrian paused in front of a car in the left turn lane for southbound 32nd Street West, and then stepped in front of the eastbound BMW.”
Jessie Patterson Sr.,56, was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, according to Assistant Chief Ed Winter of the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
Neither speeding nor alcohol/drugs appeared to be factors in the collision, according to Jennings.
Investigators are asking for the public’s assistance. Anyone who may have witnessed this collision is asked to contact Lancaster Sheriff’s Station traffic detectives at 661-940-8466.
*Editor’s note: Story updated to include the name of the deceased.