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Man fatally struck in middle of Highway 76 in Pauma Valley


Last updated 1/21/2013 at Noon

PAUMA VALLEY - An investigation is underway today into the death of a 65-year-old man who was struck by a car while lying down in the middle of Highway 76 in Pauma Valley.

Officers and medical personnel were called to eastbound Highway 76, east of Adams Drive, at 7:11 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Jim Bettencourt.

Once there, they learned a 61-year-old Escondido woman driving her 2007 Lexus ES350 about 50 miles per hour struck the man in the middle of eastbound lanes, Bettencourt said in a statement.

The man lived just east of the scene and the coun...

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