A 66-year-old man was hit by a cap and killed while crossing Wilshire Boulevard on 10th Street in Santa Monica on Dec. 23, at 9 p.m.
The Santa Monica Police Department’s a preliminary investigation revealed that the driver, a 19-year-old Hispanic male, was traveling westbound on Wilshire Boulevard approaching 10th Street. The pedestrian was walking southbound across Wilshire Boulevard. The driver struck the pedestrian while in the crosswalk. The pedestrian was treated at the scene by the Santa Monica Fire Department and transported to a local hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The driver of the vehicle was interviewed at the location and released.
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The Santa Monica Police Department is continuing to investigate the cause of the collision. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to call Traffic Investigator Chris Dawson at (310) 458-8954 or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at (310) 458-8495.