SOUTH PASADENA — A 71-year-old man died early Sunday after he was struck by a van while crossing Pasadena Avenue, authorities said.
The man’s name was not released Sunday afternoon pending confirmation that his family had been notified, Los Angeles County coroner’s officials said. Police described him as a Highland Park resident.
He was crossing Pasadena Avenue at Arroyo Drive, inside of the crosswalk, about 7:45 a.m. when he was struck, South Pasadena police Sgt. Mike Neff said.
As the man walked south across the street, an eastbound full-sized van failed to yield for him, the sergeant said.
Paramedics treated the injured man for about half an hour, but he was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene, officials said.
The van driver, a 77-year-old Highland Park man, remained at the scene and cooperated with investigators, Neff said. Alcohol or drugs did not initially appear to be a factor, though blood was drawn for testing.
Neff said officers issued the driver a citation for vehicular manslaughter, requiring him to appear in court, but did not arrest him.
The decision of whether to file charges against the driver will be made by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
“The case will be presented to the D.A.’s office after the investigation is done,” Neff said.
The collision occurred where Arroyo Drive dead ends in a fork with Pasadena Avenue. The intersection is not regulated by any traffic signals or stop signs.