Man dies after being struck by vehicle in South Lake Tahoe |

Man dies after being struck by vehicle in South Lake Tahoe

A 32-year-old man died after being struck by a vehicle in South Lake Tahoe Saturday night.

Police officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of Lake Tahoe Boulevard outside the Town and Country Center for a report of a vehicle versus pedestrian collision round 11:23 p.m., according to a press release from the South Lake Tahoe Police Department.

Initial reports indicated the man, whose identity is being withheld until next of kin is notified,  was running across the road before being hit by the car, which was driven by a 33-year-old man from San Jose, California.

The motorist was driving his Toyota Prius westbound at a speed around 35-40 mph. The driver did not see the man in the street until it was too late. He stopped the vehicle and immediately went to check on the pedestrian, who was transported to Barton Memorial Hospital where he underwent surgery and died.

The man had ties to South Lake Tahoe and the state of Idaho.

Through their investigation, officers determined the pedestrian was crossing Lake Tahoe Boulevard outside of a crosswalk. The scene of the collision was approximately 100 yards away from a marked crosswalk at Lake Tahoe Boulevard and Carson Avenue.

The driver is cooperating with the investigation, and alcohol or other drugs are not suspected. It is unknown if the pedestrian was under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. That information is pending an autopsy.

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