Huntington Beach

Two pedestrians are struck fatally

TWO PEDESTRIANS, both women, were fatally injured when struck by autos this weekend in Huntington Beach.

Two pedestrians were killed in separate incidents over the weekend in Huntington Beach. According to Sgt. Julio Mendez of the HBPD’s Traffic Unit, the first occurred just before 1 p.m. on Saturday and the second shortly after 2 a.m. on Sunday.

A 74-year-old woman was struck by a pickup truck while walking or jogging in the area of Seapoint Street and Summit Drive around 12:55 p.m. Police believe that the truck was making a north-bound turn on Seapoint from Summit when it struck the woman. She was taken to UCI Medical Center in Orange where she later died of her injuries.

Her name is being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.

The truck driver, a 57-year-old Huntington Beach man, remained at the scene and cooperated with police. No arrests were made.

In the second incident, a woman of undetermined identity was fatally struck by a sport utility vehicle along Pacific Coast Highway between Brookhurst and Magnolia streets around 2:08 a.m.

Police say that she was walking north of Pacific Coast Highway when hit by a Toyota Highlander driven by a 37-year-old Newport Beach man. The woman may have been trying to walk across PCH, according to investigators. The driver remained at the scene and cooperated with police. No arrests were made.

Anyone with information about either incident is asked to contact the HBPD accident investigators at (714) 536-5670 or (714) 536-5666.


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