A 39-year-old Valinda man was fatally struck by a car while walking in a street in the City of Industry, authorities said Sunday.

The crash was reported at 9:26 p.m. Saturday on Echelon Avenue south of Pocono Street, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Tony Polizzi.

The man was walking “in an easterly direction within the southbound lane of Echelon Avenue, south of Pocono Street,” CHP Officer F. Larez said.

A 23-year-old La Puente man was driving a 2010 Subaru Impreza STI southbound on Echelon Avenue at about 25-30 mph, the officer said.

The driver was unable to avoid the pedestrian and struck him, Larez said. The driver remained at the scene and waited for first responders to arrive.

The man was taken to Pomona Valley Hospital where he was pronounced dead, Larez said. His name was not released pending notification of relatives.

The CHP asked anyone who witnessed the crash or has pertinent information to call Officer Larez at the CHP Baldwin Park area office at (626) 338-1164.

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