PALMDALE – A woman walking in the road was struck and killed by a car in Palmdale early Sunday morning, authorities said.
The collision happened around 1:05 a.m. Sunday, Jan. 15, on Sierra Highway just south of Avenue O, according to a news release from the Palmdale Sheriff’s Station.
“The preliminary facts of this investigation indicate that a female Hispanic was walking in the roadway for [an] unknown reason, at which time she was struck by a vehicle [2016 Hyundai Sonata], which was traveling southbound on Sierra Highway passing Avenue O, traveling at an unknown speed,” the news release states.
“The driver of the vehicle pulled to the shoulder of the roadway to render aid to the pedestrian,” the news release states.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene by the Los Angeles County Fire Department.
Sierra Highway, between Avenue O and Avenue O-8, was closed for about four hours to allow for the collision scene investigation.
No further information on the fatal collision was immediately available Monday morning.
UPDATED 1.17.17: The deceased has been identified as 28-year-old Vanessa Guerra of Rosamond, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.