Monterey County

Man Hit By Car, Killed Walking Along Rural Highway in Monterey County

A 63-year-old man was killed early Saturday morning when he was hit by a car as he walked along a highway between Salinas and Castroville, the California Highway Patrol said.

The man, a Castroville resident whose name was not released Saturday afternoon, was walking along State Route 183 (Castroville Road) north of the Cooper Road intersection about 12:30 a.m. Saturday when he was struck by a silver Lexus heading north of 183, the CHP said. Officer believes the man was trying to cross the road when the Lexus came by and struck him.

The man died at the scene.

The driver of the Lexus, a 19-year-old woman from Castroville, was neither injured nor arrested, the CHP said. Neither drugs nor alcohol appear to be factors in this accident.

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