A Domino's Pizza deliveryman ran into a Downey street in mid-block and was struck and killed by a police car headed for a disturbance call at a bar, authorities said Saturday.
The deliveryman, Reyes Robles Soto, was jaywalking when he ran into the roadway and into the path of the police car, which had its emergency lights on but not its siren, Sgt. Mel Parks said. The accident occurred on Lakewood Boulevard, north of 5th Street, about 10:35 p.m. Friday, Parks said.
"Witnesses stated Soto ran in front of the police unit, which could not avoid the collision," Parks said.
"Witnesses said he was carrying a pizza he was going over to this address to deliver, and he just didn't look," Parks said.
The impact tossed Soto into the street. Soto, 38, of Los Angeles died at Presbyterian Intercommunity Hospital in Whittier, Parks said.
"The officer was doing everything right," Parks said. "He just feels horrible."
The officer's name was not released.