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Jaywalking Blamed in Pedestrian Death

October 25, 2000|RICHARD FAUSSET

A 48-year-old Newhall man who died after being struck by a car was jaywalking at the time, Los Angeles county sheriff's officials said Tuesday.

Jose Chavero, 48, was illegally crossing San Fernando Road near 6th Street around 11:40 a.m. Monday, sheriff's deputies said.

Ceferino Lemus, 27, of Newhall, saw Chavero walk in front of his vehicle but was unable to stop before hitting him, authorities said.

Chavero suffered massive head injuries and was taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Memorial Hospital, where he died about 12 hours later.

No charges have been filed, and the cause of the accident is under investigation. Witnesses are asked to call the sheriff's station at (661) 799-5112.

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