Elderly man killed walking across Carlsbad road

CARLSBAD (KUSI) – An 85-year-old man was struck and killed by a pickup truck Monday as he attempted to cross a Carlsbad roadway mid-block.

The pedestrian was hit by a Chevrolet Colorado outside of a crosswalk on northbound El Camino Real near Marron Road around 6:20 a.m., according to Carlsbad police. The name of the man, who died at the scene, was withheld pending family notification.

The 54-year-old man behind the wheel of the pickup truck was not suspected of drunken or drugged driving, according to police. Northbound El Camino Real was closed at Marron Road as officers investigated.

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