By Gina Yarbrough
Oceanside, CA–A motorist was found dead in the middle of the road after he exited his vehicle on State Route 76 early Saturday morning in Oceanside, authorities said.
Oceanside police responded to a report at 1:28 a.m. of a collision involving a vehicle and a motorist who appears to have exited his vehicle on westbound SR-76, just West of Douglas Drive. When officers arrived at the scene, they located a man lying in the roadway deceased.
Investigators at the scene believe the victim pulled onto the north shoulder of SR-76 for an unknown reason. A second vehicle traveling in the same direction saw a person lying in the middle of the roadway and attempted to avoid him, but ultimately struck him with their vehicle. That driver immediately pulled over and called 9-1-1.
It does not appear that speed or alcohol was a factor in the collision, authorities said.
The name of the man has not been released pending family notification.
The Oceanside Police Department is investigating the incident.
Anyone with information regarding the collision is asked to call Accident Investigator Clint Bussey at (760) 435-4412.