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A pedestrian was struck and killed when he stepped in front of a vehicle that had just exited Interstate 215 in Perris, authorities said Wednesday.

The fatality occurred at about 6:45 p.m. Tuesday near the D Street exit ramp from southbound I-215, according to the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department.

The agency said the victim, whose identity has not been released, was crossing D Street as a motorist exited the freeway and entered the two-lane corridor. The 37-year-old driver, whose identity was not disclosed, was unable to stop in time to prevent hitting the man, who was crossing the roadway where there is no crosswalk, authorities said.

Paramedics reached the location within minutes and attempted life-saving measures, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The motorist was questioned by deputies but not arrested.

Anyone with information about the death was asked to contact the sheriff’s Perris Station at 951-210-1000.

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