LLANO – A 33-year-old woman died Sunday night after she was struck by a semi-trailer that drifted onto the highway shoulder, authorities said.
Brianna Smith of Santa Clarita was pronounced dead at the scene of the collision, which occurred around 8:20 p.m. Sunday, March 30 on SR-138, just west of 165th Street East, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
Robert Cotterman, 55, of Colorado, was driving a 2010 International semi and trailer eastbound on SR-138 at approximately 55 miles per hour, the CHP report states.
“For unknown reasons, the tractor trailer drifted partially onto the south shoulder. The pedestrian was traveling in an unknown direction on the south shoulder and was struck by the tractor trailer,” the CHP report states.
No one was arrested in connection with the collision, and no further information on the crash was immediately available Monday afternoon. The incident remains under investigation.