Pedestrian struck and killed on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu

0
264
LA County Sheriffs

Officials on Wednesday identified a pedestrian who was struck and killed Tuesday evening while attempting to cross Pacific Coast Highway near Decker Canyon Road. 

The Los Angeles Department of Coroner identified the victim as Luis Adolfo Olmedo, 53, of Van Nuys. Olmedo was struck and killed by a car on PCH between Encinal Canyon Road and Mullholland Highway shortly before 7 p.m. Tuesday night, according to Lt. Robert Wiard of the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station. 

Wiard said the victim had just finished fishing near El Pescador State Beach and was crossing PCH from the shoreline side. He managed to cross the eastbound lanes but was struck in the No. 2 westbound lane.

“The driver was not able to take evasive action and prevent the accident,” Wiard said.

Wiard said that the victim was crossing the street illegally at the time of the accident and that the driver was not at fault. Drugs or alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash, Wiard said. There is not any information on the driver available yet.

The accident was reported at approximately 6:40 p.m. PCH was shut down in both directions between Mulholland and Encinal until 12:30 a.m. Tuesday morning while investigators worked at the scene. 


 

[Updated, 12:30 a.m.] Pacific Coast Highway has been reopened.

 


 

[Updated, 9:24 p.m.] A male pedestrian was struck and killed by a car on Pacific Coast Highway between Encinal Canyon Road and Mullholland Highway, according to Lt. Robert Wiard at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station.

The victim, an unidentified male hispanic, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Wiard said the victim had just finished up fishing near El Pescador State Beach and was crossing PCH from the shoreline side. He managed to cross the eastbound lanes but was struck in the No. 2 westbound lane.

“The driver was not able to take evasive action and prevent the accident,” Wiard said.

He confirmed that the victim was crossing the street illegally at the time of the accident and that the driver was not at fault. Drugs or alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash, Wiard said. There was not any information on the driver available as of yet.

The accident was reported at approximately 6:40 p.m.

PCH remains shut down in both directions between Mulholland and Encinal while investigators work at the scene. Officials do not know how long the stretch will remain blocked off.

Check back for more information as it becomes available.