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California Briefing / Palmdale

Pedestrian struck, killed by driver

March 16, 2009|Ari B. Bloomekatz

A 23-year-old pedestrian was killed early Sunday when a car struck him on a dark road, authorities said.

The man, identified as Ruben Varillas of Palmdale, was walking on 20th Street West, just north of Avenue O, at 4:50 a.m. when he was struck by a 70-year-old woman driving a Mercedes, said California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos.

Varillas was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman was not cited.

-- Ari B. Bloomekatz

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