MURRIETA, Calif. -

A pedestrian was struck by a car and killed today on northbound I-215 Freeway in Murrieta, authorities said.

The 24-year-old Cathedral City man died at the scene of his injury, which occurred about 2:20 a.m. south of Murrieta Hot Springs Road, the Riverside County Coroner's Bureau reported.

Authorities withheld the name of the dead man, pending family notification. The death was being investigated by the California Highway Patrol and the Murrieta Police Department.