Woman crossing Highway 1 hit, killed near Caspar
Published: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 8:44 a.m.
Last Modified: Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at 8:57 a.m.
A 58-year-old Fort Bragg woman died Monday night after being hit by a car while crossing Highway 1, the CHP reported Tuesday.
The woman's name wasn't released.
She had been wearing dark clothing as she tried to cross the roadway at about 8:10 p.m., according to a CHP press release.
Driver Ezequil Sanchez, 20, and passenger Hector Lerma, 26, both of Fort Bragg, were driving north on the coast highway when they came upon the pedestrian.
Sanchez, driving a 1987 Mazda RX-7, was traveling about 55 mph. They'd just passed Fern Creek in Caspar and reportedly didn't see the woman as she began crossing the road, said the CHP.
She was hit while in the northbound lane and died from the impact. The two men weren't injured.
The collision remained under investigation Tuesday.
Drugs and alcohol were not believed to be a factor, according to the CHP.
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