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Pedestrian hit, killed by car on Foothill Boulevard

Update 4:10 p.m.

The pedestrian killed has been identified as Kevin Jourdan, 42, of Grover Beach.

CHP also released the name of the driver in the fatal crash: Lucas Munos, 22, of Los Osos.

Update 3:30 p.m.

The 42-year-old pedestrian killed Wednesday evening may have been drinking before he attempted to cross Foothill Boulevard, CHP spokesman Jordan Richards said.

“There was a strong odor of alcohol coming from him,” Richards said, noting that the incident is still under investigation.

The driver of the vehicle that hit the man did not appear to have been under the influence of drugs or alcohol, police said.

Richards said that according to statements from the driver, it appears the man ran across the road and was wearing all dark clothing and no reflective gear. The area where the accident occurred also had “limited lighting,” contributing to the driver’s inability to spot the man.

The identity of the victim is not being released pending notification of next of kin.

Original story:

The California Highway Patrol is investigating a late-night car crash that killed a 42-year-old man Wednesday.

The man, whose identity has not yet been released, was crossing W. Foothill Boulevard near O’Connor Way when a driver came upon him shortly after 10 p.m., according to a news release.

The driver attempted to avoid hitting the man, but was unable to do so, CHP says. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver, a 22-year-old man from Los Osos, was not arrested following the incident.

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