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Pedestrian struck and killed by vehicle in Salinas on Laurel Drive

Victor Guzmán

SALINAS, Calif. (KION-TV) -- A 78-year-old man was struck and killed while crossing Laurel Drive near Granada Avenue Friday morning.

Salinas Police said the man was walking in the crosswalk when a red Toyota Prius struck him.

Investigators said the driver stayed at the scene and is cooperating with the investigation.

They add drugs and alcohol do not appear to have been a factor in the crash.

Police have set up a closure from Linwood Drive to Ramona Avenue and say the closure could be in place for several hours while they continue investigating.

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Victor Guzman

Victor Guzman is the Assistant News Director at KION News Channel 5/46.


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  1. It takes a very special kind of person to make a mistake but stay on scene and be responsible. That is a very rare thing to see coming out of Salinas. They absolutely will never yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk….NEVER, and if they do hit a pedestrian…they run. I wonder why that is? I have stood there at a crosswalk waiting to be allowed to cross and of course they never did allow me to, so I walked about a quarter mile down the road and used an intersection with control lights to cross.

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