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Vehicle strikes, kills 79-year-old pedestrian

Police are investigating a collision Saturday morning in Palo Alto that killed a man.

Dispatchers received a call at 7:30 a.m. of a collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian in the 800 block of Embarcadero Road.

Police and firefighters responded and found a man in his 80s unconscious and suffering from major injuries.

The man was pronounced dead, according to police. The driver escaped injury and cooperated with officers.

A traffic accident reconstruction team is investigation the cause of the collision. Police said it does not appear drugs or alcohol played a part.

The driver has been neither cited nor arrested.

Anyone with more information about the collision is urged to call dispatch at (650) 329-2413.

Anonymous tips can be emailed to or sent by text or voicemail to (650) 383-8984.

Tips can also be sent anonymously through the Police Department’s mobile app, which can be downloaded at or

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