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Man who died after being hit by car in Los Osos is identified

UPDATE 3:30 p.m.: The CHP has identified the pedestrian killed Sunday night after being hit by a car on Los Osos Valley Road as 65-year-old Mauricio Edgar Cardenas of San Luis Obispo.

An investigation into the incident remained ongoing Monday afternoon.

UPDATE 5:25 a.m. Monday: A 65-year-old man died after being hit by a car on Los Osos Valley Road in Los Osos on Sunday evening.

The man, whose name has not been released, was trying to cross the road near Palomino Drive at 6:05 p.m., according to the CHP. As he crossed, he was hit by a 2010 Dodge Challenger driven by 26-year-old Los Osos resident Ricardo Serafin.

Because of where the man was crossing, the darkness and other traffic, Serafin was not able to avoid the pedestrian, according to the CHP. The front right side of the car hit the man, and he was thrown the shoulder of the westbound lanes. Medics tried to revive him, but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Alcohol is not believed to be a factor in the collision. Neither Serafin nor his passenger were injured.

Original story: One person was killed Sunday night in a vehicle vs. pedestrian collision on Los Osos Valley Road in Los Osos.

The accident, which was reported at 6:07 p.m., occurred in the westbound lanes of Los Osos Valley Road about a quarter mile east of the South Bay Boulevard intersection.

Both the CHP and the San Luis Obispo County Sheriff's Office responded to the incident, which closed both westbound lanes of Los Osos Valley Road.

In October, Anna Marie Deis died after she was hit crossing Los Osos Valley Road on her bicycle near La Familia Pumpkin Farm.

Deis, who was not wearing a helmet, was hit about the same time of night by a driver who didn't see her in the roadway.

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