Pedestrian struck, killed by vehicle

A Fountain Valley man died Wednesday after being struck by a vehicle in Huntington Beach.

Police responded to a traffic injury incident at 5:15 p.m. to the intersection of Garfield Avenue and Persimmon Street. When officers arrived, they found Jungil Lee, 82, on the street and pronounced him dead at the scene, according to a statement by police.

The driver, a 52-year-old man from Fountain Valley whom police are not naming, was reportedly driving his gray 2003 Infiniti G35 westbound on Garfield and collided with the victim, who was in the street.

According to authorities, the driver was interviewed at the scene and released. Lt. Mitch O'Brien said no charges were made.

This is the fourth traffic fatality in the city within five days. On Monday, two teenagers from Irvine died after the vehicle they were in crashed into a palm tree near Main Street and Beach Boulevard.

On Dec. 14, a 77-year-old man died after his car collided with another vehicle at the intersection of Newland Street and Talbert Avenue.

— Anthony Clark Carpio

Twitter: @acocarpio

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