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Livermore: Pedestrian dies after being hit at First and Portola

Collision remains under investigation; circumstances still unclear

Livermore police are continuing to investigate the circumstances around a pedestrian being fatally struck by a car near the intersection of First Street and Portola Avenue on Wednesday night, according to a department spokesman.

The victim, who died at the scene, has been identified as Anthony Hinojoza, 51, of Livermore, according to the Alameda County Coroner's Bureau.

The collision took place amid stormy conditions around 7:10 p.m. Wednesday, according to Livermore police Lt. John Hurd. The driver remained at the scene and is cooperating with police.

The circumstances of what caused the crash, including whether Hinojoza was in the crosswalk, remain unclear at this point. Detectives were at the scene continuing the investigation Thursday afternoon, Hurd said.

Police closed lanes at First and Portola, a major intersection between downtown and the freeway, for around three hours Wednesday night in the aftermath of the crash.

Detectives are seeking witnesses to the crash. Anyone with information can contact Livermore police at 371-4900.

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