Pedestrian, 26, ID'd in Mountain View Crash

Erik Onorato of Mountain View was named as the victim in the fatal crash.

By Bob Redell and Sajid Farooq
|  Tuesday, Apr 10, 2012  |  Updated 7:01 PM PDT
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Pedestrian, 26, ID'd in Mountain View Crash

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The Santa Clara County Medical Examiner on Tuesday identified a pedestrian hit and killed by a truck driver in Mountain View as 26-year-old Erik Onorato.

The Mountain View resident died when he was struck by a black pickup truck on Shoreline Boulevard near Wright Avenue about 9 p.m. on Monday, according to the police department.

Onorato died at the scene.

The unidentified driver  accidentally hit and killed Onorato, according to the Mountain View Police Department. The driver was not arrested, and police said in a statement that he was cooperative and stayed at the scene.

Police said it is unclear whether Onorato was trying to cross the street or if he was walking alongside it.

Mountain View Police Department Spokeswoman Liz Wylie could not confirm whether Onorato was out jogging when he was hit.

She said in a statement that he was found wearing pajama-type pants and not traditional running clothes.

Officers shut down the northbound lanes of Shoreline Boulevard at Wright Avenue near the Central Expressway to investigate the crash.

The closures slowed traffic into the Tuesday morning commute.

The police department is still looking for a potential witness who reportedly stopped and performed CPR on the pedestrian when officers arrived on the scene, according to a statement from the Mountain View Police Department.

Anyone with information is asked to call the department at 650-903-6344. 

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