All lanes of PCH shut down in Malibu after car crash leaves 1 pedestrian dead

MALIBU, Calif. (KABC) -- All lanes of the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu were shut down Friday night after a pedestrian was killed in a traffic collision.

The incident occurred around 7:20 p.m. in the 21300 block of PCH near Rambla Pacifica, according to a tweet from the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Lost Hills station.

The victim was in his 70s and was a Calabasas resident. He was leaving the opening of a new restaurant with his wife of 30 years when he attempted to cross the highway to get to his car.

A witness said the victim was hit by a Mini Cooper. The driver of the vehicle stopped to render aid and witnesses said he was visibly distraught.

An estimated reopening time for the busy highway was not known.

Authorities are investigating whether drugs or alcohol played in part, but said it appears to be a tragic accident.
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