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San Diego State University’s Independent Student Newspaper Since 1913

The Daily Aztec

Pedestrian fatally struck by car near SDSU

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Mirella Lopez
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A woman was dead after a crash just south of San Diego State’s campus Friday night.

A driver struck a pedestrian just after 7:40 p.m. on College Avenue between Arosa Street and Mesita Drive, San Diego police Officer Robert Heims told The Daily Aztec.

The driver, a 66-year-old woman, was headed north on College Avenue when the crash happened, according to Heims. She initially fled the scene of the crash, but returned in under an hour, 10News reported.

The victim, a 48-year-old woman, was crossing the road mid block when she was struck, Heims said. She was taken to a hospital, where she died of her injuries.

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There was no immediate word on the pedestrian’s identity.

Police don’t believe drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash.

UPDATES:

11 p.m. March 22: This story was updated with additional details from police.

9:30 a.m. March 23: This story was updated to reflect police do not believe drugs or alcohol were related to the crash.

 

About the Contributor
Will Fritz
Will Fritz, Editor in Chief
Will Fritz is the editor in chief of The Daily Aztec for the 2018-19 academic year. A fourth-year journalism major, he's a weekend breaking news reporter for City News Service, an editorial intern at Voice of San Diego and president of SDSU's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Follow him on Twitter at @fritzed_, and contact him directly at (619) 594-4190 or editor@thedailyaztec.com.
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