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Fatal Old Town pedestrian accident possibly homicide

SAN DIEGO, CA – Local police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident in Old Town on Sunday that was potentially an intentional homicide.

According to NBC San Diego,  a man was struck and killed by a van in the 4100 block of Wallace Street at about 3:30 a.m. The 48-year-old male victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the van, a 47-year-old woman, remained at the crash scene. Investigators taking her statement were unsure that the incident was a traffic accident and called homicide detectives to the scene.

Further investigation revealed that the woman and man knew each other and had been arguing earlier in the evening.

The woman has been detained as detectives continue to look into the situation.

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Ross Jurewitz

RossRoss Jurewitz is the founder and managing lawyer of the Jurewitz Law Group, a San Diego personal injury attorney law firm. These San Diego injury accident lawyers specialize in helping people seriously injured in a variety of accidents throughout San Diego County and California.

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