WEST LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A big rig driver fatally struck a woman at a freeway onramp in West Los Angeles Wednesday.
The woman, identified Wednesday evening as 63-year-old Kelly Shimizu, was struck by a double trailer, at a marked crosswalk at Santa Monica Boulvard at Cotner Ave., according to police and broadcast reports.
The accident occurred about 10:40 a.m.
Los Angeles police said the trucker may have not realized he hit a person at first. The 64-year-old driver is a Whittier resident.
There was no evidence of alcohol or drug intoxication and “the collision appeared to be a tragic accident,” said police.
Shimizu was declared dead at the scene.
Anyone with information about the accident was asked to call the LAPD’s West Traffic Division at (213) 473-0222.
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