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Pedestrian in Lucerne Valley killed on Old Woman Springs Road Thursday night

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The coroner preparing to remove the body from the roadway. (Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News Group)

LUCERNE VALLEY, Calif. (VVNG.com) The California Highway Patrol is investigating a fatal vehicle versus pedestrian crash Thursday night.

It happened at 8:17 p.m., on September 12, 2019, on Old Woman Springs Road between Aliento Road and Midway Avenue.

CHP officials said the pedestrian had been walking within the southbound lane of Old Woman Springs Road and was struck by a 1993 GMC Safari van as it traveled southbound.

After the collision, the 48-year-old driver from Hesperia made a U-turn and waited for help to arrive.

Emergency personnel responded and pronounced the 37-year-old male deceased at the scene.

According to a witness, the driver of a van said he had no time to react and initially thought he struck an animal. The driver said the pedestrian jumped out in front of him in the middle of the highway.

Old Woman Springs Road also known as State Route 247 was closed for several hours while the California Highway Patrol investigated the crash.

CHP officials said neither alcohol nor drugs are suspected as being a factor in the collision.

The name of the deceased will be released once the identification is made and the family is notified. 

Additional information will be updated as it becomes available.

(Gabriel D. Espinoza, Victor Valley News Group)

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