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Hemet man struck, killed while walking along Highway 74

By in Press Enterprise on February 12, 2018

By Beatriz E. Valenzuela

A 58-year-old man was struck and killed Sunday night as he walked along Highway 74 near 8th Street near Hemet, according to a California Highway Patrol statement.

The unidentified man was walking south on 8th Street near Highway 74, just after 8 p.m. when he was hit by a gray, 2009 Nissan Frontier traveling west on Florida Avenue, the CHP statement said.

The 58-year-old walked into the intersection, not in a marked crosswalk, and was hit, officials said. paramedics took the man to Hemet Valley Medical Center where he later died. The driver of the Nissan was not hurt, officials said.

The cause of the crash is under investigation. Authorities say drugs and alcohol have not been ruled out.

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