Man struck and killed walking on highway south of Perris

A 35-year-old man was struck and killed in Meadowbrook Wednesday, Feb. 3, after he walked into traffic on Highway 74, authorities said.Peter McCluney of Homeland was fatally injured about 6:45 p.m.on the northbound 74 at Taylor Road, southwest of Perris, according to the California Highway Patrol.Officer Mike Lassig said that McCluney was walking south in the northbound No. 1 lane when a motorist approached in a 2003 Ford F-250 pickup.The driver, identified only as a 48-year-old Perris man, was going about 55 mph and did not see the victim until the last second, at which point he slammed on his brakes but was unable to stop before impact, according to Lassig.He said that the motorist, who was not hurt, immediately pulled over and called 911. Riverside County Fire Departmen
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