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The driver of a white pickup truck who struck and killed a 60-year-old man as he tried to cross a street in Van Nuys was not at fault and did not flee, authorities said Monday.

The victim was found at 7:50 p.m. Saturday on the street in the 8000 block of North Sepulveda Boulevard in Van Nuys, Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

“He was walking across mid-block when he was struck in the No. 3 lane by a white pickup truck, Los Angeles police Lt. W. Morey said. “The man was not in a crosswalk when he was hit. “

The motorist turned herself in at a nearby police station right after the accident, said Officer K. Montoya of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division.

The investigation showed the pedestrian was talking on his telephone and tried to cross the street outside of a crosswalk, which meant the crash was not the truck driver’s fault, Montoya said.

The victim died at a hospital, according to the coroner’s office.  His name was withheld pending family notification.

—City News Service

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