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East County News Service

March 14, 2023 (El Cajon) – A male pedestrian died after being struck by a Kia the morning of March 12 on I-8 in El Cajon. He has not yet been identified.

The white 2016 Kia was changing lanes on westbound I-8 near West Main St. when the pedestrian “walked into the path of the Kia,” according to Officer Jared Grieshaber with the California Highway Patrol.

The Kia struck the pedestrian, who died at the scene.

The driver of the Kia sustained minor injuries and was transported to Sharp Memorial Hospital.

A preliminary investigation found that alcohol was not a factor with regard to the driver; it is not yet known if the pedestrian may have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol.


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