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A 20-year-old Sonora man died early Friday morning when he was struck by a car on Highway 1 in Watsonville.

The California Highway Patrol said the man, who has not been named, suddenly walked out onto the slow lane of northbound Highway 1 near Main Street around 1:50am.

He was struck by a 2019 Honda Civic driven by a 54-year-old Watsonville man. The victim died at the scene. The CHP said he was wearing dark clothing in the darkness of night, and that he walked directly in front of the Honda.

Drugs or alcohol are not suspected with the Honda driver.

This collision is still under investigation.

The incident is the second traffic incident in Watsonville this month.

A  57-year-old male cyclist who was struck by a car March 15 in Watsonville remains on life support.

Watsonville Police spokeswoman Michelle Pulido said the crash occurred on Main Street near Rodriguez Street at around 1pm. 

“Our preliminary investigation indicates the cyclist was following the rules of the road when he was struck by a Toyota sedan that veered off the road,” WPD said.

The victim was taken to an out-of-county trauma center..

The driver of the Toyota, a 31-year-old man, stayed at the scene of the crash and has been cooperating with Investigators.

The victim has not been named.

This story has been updated from a previous version. The bicyclist who was hit is on life support. Watsonville Police Department incorrectly reported he had died.

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