SAN DIEGO, CA — A 32-year-old man died Sunday morning after being hit by a vehicle during a street race in San Diego’s Otay Mesa neighborhood, according to FOX 5 San Diego.
The fatal incident occurred in the 8800 block of Kerns Street at approximately 6:00 a.m.
San Diego Police said two drivers were participating in a street race when one driver lost control of his car. The vehicle traveled up onto the sidewalk and hit a bystander who had been watching the event from the driveway of a commercial business.
Responding officers administered life-saving measures, but the victim died from his injuries at the scene, confirmed authorities.
It was not immediately clear whether any arrests were made in connection to the crash.
An investigation into the incident was underway.
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