San Luis Obispo resident ID'd as pedestrian hit, killed on Higuera

Authorities have identified the pedestrian hit and killed by a vehicle early Saturday morning as 22-year-old Kent Boswell of San Luis Obispo.

The vehicle driver, 25-year-old Arroyo Grande resident John Hooper, was southbound on Higuera Street when he struck Boswell, who was standing in the roadway, according to a San Luis Obispo Police Department news release.

Boswell was taken to an area hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Authorities do not believe alcohol or drugs were involved.

The investigation is ongoing, and is being handled by the police Traffic Safety Unit.