Man dies trying to cross Hwy 78 on foot

VISTA (CNS) – A 26-year-old man was fatally struck and killed by a truck early Friday while trying to cross State Route 78 on foot after getting into a car crash on the freeway.

The Los Angeles resident was speeding to the east through Vista about 12:30 a.m. when his Scion TC clipped another vehicle near Civic Center Drive, veered into a center median and overturned, according to the county Medical Examiner's Office and California Highway Patrol.

The driver then got out of his damaged vehicle, climbed over a center divider and tried to run across the westbound lanes, where he was hit by a Chevrolet 1500 pickup. The man, whose name was withheld pending notification of his family, died at the scene.

No other injuries were reported.

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