Traffic Accident near 70th Street Left Homeless Man Dead

LA MESA, CA (July 20, 2022) – On Saturday, a fatal pedestrian crash on University Avenue claimed the life of an elderly homeless man.

The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. near University Avenue and 70th Street.

According to police, the 68-year-old homeless man was walking in the area, when he was struck by a vehicle. At this time, officials have not released his name pending notification of next of kin.

La Mesa officials closed down the surrounding area for cleanup and preliminary duties.

Meanwhile, the 58-year-old driver involved in the incident remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigators.

No further details regarding the University Avenue pedestrian crash are available to the public at this time.

More information will be provided once made available.


The team at Sweet James sends their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of the victim. May the memories of your loved one and the love of family give you strength in the days ahead.


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