A pedestrian fatally struck by a vehicle on the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway in Lancaster was homeless, authorities said Saturday.
He was identified as James Edmonds, 30, the coroner’s office said. He did not have a city of residence.
The crash was reported near Avenue I at 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, California Highway Patrol Officer J. Church said.
The pedestrian now identified as Edmonds was running westbound across the northbound lanes of the Antelope Valley Freeway when he was struck by a 2013 Chevrolet Cruze driven by a 26-year-old Rosamond man who was northbound.
The driver was “unable to avoid a collision,” the officer said. The left front end of the car struck Edmonds, causing fatal blunt force trauma injuries.
The driver suffered a facial laceration and chest pain and was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital for treatment.
Alcohol and/or drugs were not suspected as factors in the crash, Church said.