A pedestrian walking across Lake Street in Lake Elsinore was struck and killed by a motorist Tuesday night, police are reporting.
According to a Lake Elsinore Police Department report, the incident occurred around 10 p.m., approximately one-half mile west of the 15 Freeway.
Preliminary reports state the male victim was walking north, across the eastbound lane of Lake Street, wearing dark clothing and ear buds when he was hit.
“The driver of the vehicle was unable to slow upon seeing the pedestrian in the roadway prior to striking him,” the report stated.
The victim died at the scene; his identity has not been released by authorities.
The driver, whose identity is also being withheld, “offered full cooperation with investigators and was later released from the police station,” according to the report.
Lake Street was closed for the investigation across all lanes through early Wednesday morning.
Anyone with further information about the incident is encouraged to contact the Lake Elsinore Police Department at 951-245-3300 or after hours and on weekends at 951-776-1099.