A man walking in lanes of Highway 33 late Thursday night was killed after getting hit by a car, authorities said, and the driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
The incident took place around 11:30 p.m. on the southbound 33, north of Main Street in Ventura, according to the California Highway Patrol.
The pedestrian’s name, age and city of residence weren’t immediately known. CHP officer said he was an adult male.
A 50-year-old Ventura man had been driving a 2022 Chevrolet Malibu southbound on the highway in the left lane when he hit the pedestrian, the CHP said. The driver’s speed hadn’t been determined during the initial investigation.
Emergency responders found the pedestrian in the roadway. Ventura Fire Department personnel pronounced him dead at the scene.
CHP investigators determined the driver of the Chevrolet was under the influence of alcohol and drugs, the agency said in a news release. He was arrested on suspicion of a misdemeanor DUI offense and on suspicion of leaving the scene of an accident, a felony, county jail records show.