Pedestrian struck, killed in Huntington Beach; driver arrested for DUI

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- A 34-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after police said she struck and killed a pedestrian in Huntington Beach on Thursday.

According to police, a female driver in a blue 2000 BMW X5 was traveling northbound on Beach Boulevard north of Edinger Avenue around 4 a.m. when she struck a 55-year-old male pedestrian.

Police said the driver struck a light pole, an electrical box and a traffic signal light before striking the pedestrian on the east sidewalk of Beach Boulevard.

The pedestrian was transported to UCI Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead. The driver remained at the scene and was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

All northbound lanes of Beach Boulevard were closed from the 405 Freeway to Edinger Avenue. The northbound on- and off-ramps of the 405 Freeway were also closed.

The closures were expected to last until late morning.

The incident was under investigation. If you have any relevant information about this case, you're urged to contact accident investigator Joshua Page with Huntington Beach police at (714) 536-5670.
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