UPDATE: The Santa Clara County Coroner's Office has identified the victim as Richard Warrick, 89, of Palo Alto.
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle on Saturday morning, July 23, leading to an investigation by Palo Alto police, according to a department press release.
The victim, a man in his 80s, was found unconscious with major injuries when police and Palo Alto Fire Department personnel responded to the scene on the 800 block of Embarcadero Road at about 7:30 a.m. He was subsequently pronounced dead at the scene, according to police.
The driver of the vehicle, an East Palo Alto man in his 20s, remained at the scene. He has been cooperative with investigators and was not injured, according to police.
The pedestrian was attempting to cross the street when he was struck by the car, which was traveling east, police said. The exact cause of the collision is under investigation by the police department's Specialized Traffic Accident Reconstruction (STAR) Team.
Drugs and alcohol do not appear to have been involved in the incident at this point. The driver has not been arrested or cited at this time, police said.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the Palo Alto Police Department's 24-hour dispatch center at 650-329-2413. Anonymous tips can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent by text message or voice mail to 650-383-8984.