Santa Cruz, CA…On 11/19/2016 at approximately at 7:40 p.m. the driver of a 2007 Nissan Xterra was headed eastbound on SR-152 west of Bridge Street when she struck a 81 year old Watsonville man crossing the roadway. The driver stopped her vehicle and remained on scene.
CHP officers responded to the scene to investigate the collision. SR- 152 was shut down for approximately one and a half hours during the investigation. The pedestrian was airlifted to an out of area hospital prior to the CHP arriving at the scene. At the hospital he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased in the early morning hours of 11/20/2016.
The cause of collision is still being investigated and it is not believed that drugs or alcohol were a factor.