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A 65-year-old man was struck and killed on a Jurupa Valley street, where he was standing for unknown reasons, authorities said Friday.

William Deis of Wildomar was fatally injured about 5:10 a.m. Thursday on Mission Boulevard, near Jolly Way, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

Sgt. Javier Morando said that the driver of a Chevrolet Silverado pickup was going westbound on Mission when Deis suddenly came into view, “standing within the roadway.”

“The driver … swerved to avoid him but struck him in the road,” Morando said.

According to the sheriff’s spokesman, the pickup driver, who was not hurt, immediately stopped and called 911.

County fire paramedics arrived minutes later and pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

Morando said investigators are trying to determine why Deis was on the street.

Anyone with information was asked to contact the sheriff’s Jurupa Valley station at 951-955-2600.

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