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Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Car Saturday Identified

The visitor from Illinois died at Stanford Hospital after collision with car on California Street and Pettis Avenue Saturday night.

An Illinois man who was fatally struck by a car in Mountain View on Saturday night has been identified as 34-year-old Joshua Baker, according to the Santa Clara County medical examiner's office.

Police responded to reports of a collision between a pedestrian and a vehicle at the intersection of California Street and Pettis Avenue just after 10:20 p.m. Saturday.

Police said Baker, who was visiting from Springfield, Ill., was crossing California Street when he was struck by a car driving west.

Baker was taken to Stanford Hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said.

Police said neither excessive speed nor alcohol is believed to have been a factor in the crash, the cause of which remains under investigation.


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