Update: The pedestrian has been identified as Billy Allen, 66, of La Mesa, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner.
By Miriam Raftery
June 25, 2019 (La Mesa) – A 66-year old man crossing mid-block on Lake Murray Blvd. near Marengo Ave. in La Mesa at 3:35 p.m. today was struck and killed by a black Toyota SUV.
“The pedestrian is being considered the party-at fault in this collision,” says Lt. Brian Stoney with La Mesa Police Dept. The SUV, driven by a 19-year-old woman, had the right of way, he adds.
First responders administered life-saving measures but were unable to revive the victim, who was pronounced dead at the scene.
His identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin by the Medical Examiner.
The intersection was closed for several hours while the collision is investigated.
Any witnesses to the collision are encouraged to contact the La Mesa Police Department at (619) 667-1400.
Crossing a street between intersections is illegal as well as dangerous, and can result in a citation.