Pedestrian killed Friday in Huntington Beach identified
Huntington Beach police on Saturday released the name of the 49-year-old pedestrian killed Friday night when he was struck by a pickup truck.
John Diaz was a Huntington Beach resident, Sgt. Anthony Pham told City News Service.
The crash was reported about 6:50 p.m. Friday on Slater Avenue west of Keelson Lane, Pham said.
The preliminary investigation revealed Diaz was walking outside a crosswalk when he was struck by the eastbound Chevrolet Silverado, Pham said. Diaz was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 22-year-old man driving the truck remained at the scene and cooperated with officers, he said. Impairment did not appear to be a factor for the driver.
Anyone who may have witnessed the collision or the events leading up to it was encouraged to call (714) 536-5666.
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