The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Malibu/Lost Hills Station is continuing to investigate a vehicle versus pedestrian traffic fatality that occurred on Thursday, March 11, at approximately 2:25 a.m. near the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Puerco Canyon Road (just east of Malibu Seafood).
A male pedestrian in his 40s, described by Lost Hills Sgt. Travis Kelly as a “transient,” was walking either next to the roadway or in the roadway of PCH and was struck by a motorist “at a place that was really dark,” the sergeant said.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead on the scene. The driver of the vehicle waited for deputies to arrive and was “not under the influence,” Kelly said.
PCH was closed shortly after the collision and remained closed until 9:41 a.m.
The pedestrian’s identity had not yet been released by the LA County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner.
If anyone witnessed the accident or has security camera footage of that stretch of PCH, please contact Detective Scott Shean, traffic investigator for the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station, at 310.456.6652.