OAKLAND (CBS SF) — A pedestrian who was struck and killed in Oakland on Monday morning was walking with three other people after their vehicle had been towed, Alameda police spokesman Sean Lynch said.

Alameda police stopped the vehicle in the 2900 block of Otis Drive in Alameda for speeding early Monday morning. When police discovered the 38-year-old driver had a suspended license, the driver was issued a citation for a misdemeanor offense, Lynch said.

The vehicle was towed for a 30-day impound and police twice offered a cab ride to the group at their expense, but the group declined, Lynch said.

Alameda police left the four people in a residential neighborhood with streetlights and raised paved sidewalks on both sides of the road, which police said was a “safe location.”

Police left the scene at 5:25 a.m.

About 1.7 miles away, a collision was reported at 6:06 a.m. on Doolittle Drive, north of Hegenberger Road near the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline, according to Oakland police.

Oakland police confirmed the person struck was one of the four involved in the traffic stop in Alameda.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The incident occurred along a remote stretch of the two-lane road, and Oakland police are still investigating the circumstances of the collision.

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