LANCASTER – A 68-year-old woman died Tuesday night when a vehicle hit her as she stood near her disabled SUV in the Lancaster area, authorities said.
The fatal collision happened around 7:45 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31, at Avenue J and 200th Street East, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The woman was standing in front of her 2004 Toyota, which had stopped and was partially blocking the eastbound and westbound traffic lanes of Avenue J at 200th Street East, the CHP report states. The woman was hit by a 2011 Ford that was traveling westbound on Avenue J. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Her name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification, but she was a 68-year-old woman from Riverside, the CHP reported.
The Ford’s driver, 52-year-old Rosa Alvarenca of Barstow, remained at the scene and she was not arrested, the CHP reported. Alvarenca and her passenger, 56-year-old Maria Rodriguez of Barstow, sustained no injuries in the crash.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to call Officer B. Longrifle at the Antelope Valley Area CHP office at 661-948-8541.
UPDATE: The deceased has been identified as 68-year-old Elsa Guzman of Riverside, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.