PEDESTRIAN KILLED IN EL CAJON ON THANKSGIVING NIGHT

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East County News Service

November 29, 2019 (El Cajon ) – A woman, 60, died after being struck by a 2001 Tacoma last night shortly after 8 p.m. at the intersection of East Chase and Avocado Avenue.

El Cajon Police officers and paramedics responded to a call reporting the accident. A police officer performed CPR on the unresponsive victim until medics arrived.  She was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Her identity is known, but is being withheld until family is notified.

The driver remained at the scene and has been “fully cooperative with the investigation,” says Lt. Darrin Forster, adding that drugs or alcohol are not considered factor in the collision.

The accident shut down Chase Ave. in both directions for several hours for the investigation.

The El Cajon Police Department is asking anyone with information regarding the collision to call (619) 579-3311.

“We would also like to remind those who walk at night to obey all traffic control devices, only cross the street at designated, controlled intersections, and wear bright or light colored clothing for visibility,” says Lt. Forster.