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Wednesday, Jan 23 2013 01:24 PM

Pedestrian struck and killed early Wednesday


At 5:08 a.m. Wednesday, a pedestrian was walking in the westbound traffic lane of Di Giorgio Road toward Cottonwood Road when he was struck by a car and killed.

Juan J. Martinez, 56, died at the scene, according to a coroner's office news release.

Charles Ray Ollar, the driver of the car, tried to swerve around Martinez but was unable to avoid hitting him, California Highway Patrol officers said. Di Giorgio Road was closed for 2 1/2 hours.

Officers said alcohol or drugs don't appear to be a factor, and the investigation is ongoing.

- The Californian

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