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Pedestrian struck and killed near Santa Clarita

June 5, 2011 | 11:32 am

A man walking on an unlit roadway near Santa Clarita was fatally struck by a vehicle early Sunday, authorities said.

The accident occurred at 1:40 a.m. on Bouquet Canyon Road near Shadow Valley Lane, when the pedestrian was struck by a southbound 1989 Mercedes Benz traveling about 50 mph, said California Highway Patrol Officer Ed Jacobs.

The 24 year-old man, whose name was not released, was pronounced dead at the scene. A witness reported seeing the man walking south on the road before the accident. He was wearing dark clothing and there are no street lights in the area, Jacobs said.

The driver of the vehicle, a Saugus man, was not immediately cited. The circumstances of the accident were still under investigation, Jacobs said.

-- Carla Rivera