PEARBLOSSOM – A man was struck and killed by a car Monday night while walking across State Route 138 amid “poor lighting conditions,” authorities said.
The collision happened around 9:34 p.m. Monday, June 7, on SR-138 west of 121st Street East, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The pedestrian was walking northbound across the highway when he was hit by a 2008 Saturn Aura that was traveling westbound. “Due to the poor lighting conditions, [the driver] was unable to see [the pedestrian],” the CHP report states.
The pedestrian sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification, but he was a 34-year-old Pearblossom resident, according to the CHP report.
The driver, 22-year-old Jerry Matthew Tate of Palmdale, remained at the scene and was questioned and then released, the CHP reported.
The circumstances of the crash remain under investigation.
“The involvement of alcohol and/or drugs for [the driver] is not suspected to be a factor in this collision,” the CHP report states.
UPDATE: The deceased has been identified as 34-year-old Shane Ramirez of Pearblossom, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.