Pedestrian killed by car on Monterey Road

A 65-year-old Gilroy man died Friday evening after a vehicle struck him while he was crossing Monterey Road, according to police.

He was not identified as of Nov. 19, pending notification of relatives.

The accident occurred about 5:50pm Nov. 16, when a 43-year-old Gilroy woman was driving a 2018 Jeep southbound on Monterey Road, through the intersection with Church Avenue, reads a press release from the California Highway Patrol.

A male pedestrian was attempting to cross Monterey Road on foot, from the east shoulder to the west shoulder, when he walked into the path of the Jeep, police said. The vehicle, which officers estimated was traveling about 70 to 75 mph, struck the pedestrian, who was pronounced dead by paramedics on the scene at 6:02pm..

The driver of the Jeep was not arrested at the scene. Authorities did not know if alcohol or drugs were factors in the accident.

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