A pedestrian who was fatally struck Saturday in the Compton area was a resident of that city.

Jose Jesus Alvarez Niebla was 70 years old, according to the coroner’s office.

The crash occurred just after 3 a.m. at 4328 E. Rosecrans Ave., the California Highway Patrol reported.

A 60-year-old Compton woman was driving a 2008 Nissan Altima eastbound on Rosecrans Avenue at 35 mph east of South Castlegate Avenue when Alvarez Niebla walked directly into the path of her vehicle without giving her time to stop, according to CHP Officer A. Gonzales.

The impact propelled the man into the rear of a 2007 Toyota Camry that was parked on the south curb of Rosecranse Avenue. He landed in the number two eastbound lane and was pronounced dead at the scene, Gonzales said.

No arrests were made, according to the officer.

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