By Gina Yarbrough
Vista, CA–A 44-year-old female pedestrian who had walked into a roadway was struck and killed by an oncoming vehicle Thursday evening in Vista, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department said.
The pedestrian was transported by ambulance to Palomar Medical Center and later pronounced dead.
Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call of the collision just after 9:30 p.m. in the 300 block of Pomelo Drive.
Deputies said a driver in a tan Hyundai Elantra was driving northbound on Pomelo Drive and struck the pedestrian who had walked into the roadway.
The driver remained on the scene and cooperated with the investigation. Investigators believed the pedestrian was under the influence of alcohol. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor with the driver of the Hyundai.
The Vista Traffic Division is investigating the incident.