Car hits, kills person walking on Highway 101 in Santa Maria
September 25, 2014
A pedestrian died on Highway 101 in Santa Maria Wednesday night after being hit by a vehicle driven by a Nipomo woman. [KSBY]
Around 9:05 p.m., the pedestrian appeared to be walking across the number one lane on the southbound 101 near Broadway in Santa Maria. A driver swerved to avoid the pedestrian, prompting the Nipomo woman to hit the brakes, according to the California Highway Patrol.
But, the Nipomo woman’s vehicle still collided with the pedestrian. The victim suffered major blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead at the scene.
No other injuries occurred in the crash.
CHP officers did not make any arrests and have yet to determine why the pedestrian was on the freeway. The incident remains under investigation.