Pedestrian fatally hit by San Diego sheriff's deputy cruiser
A pedestrian died early Tuesday in San Marcos after being hit by a San Diego County Sheriff's Department patrol vehicle.
A deputy had just pulled out of a parking lot to follow a suspected drunk driver in the northern San Diego County community when a pedestrian stepped into the darkened street in an area not marked as a crosswalk, the sheriff's department said.
The incident, which occurred about 1:30 a.m., is under investigation.
--Tony Perry in San Diego