CASTRO VALLEY — A 28-year-old Turlock woman who was walking on Interstate 580 after getting out of a car was killed Monday morning when she was hit by an SUV, the California Highway Patrol said.
The woman’s name was not immediately released.
The fatal collision happened about 5:10 a.m. Monday on eastbound I-580 at the connector ramp to northbound Highway 238.
The woman was in a lane of traffic when she hit by a Honda CRV driven by a 71-year-old Castro Valley woman who was eastbound on I-580, CHP Officer Daniel Jacowitz said. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene.
Jacowitz said the woman who was killed had been in a white Chevrolet Malibu with some other people when, for some still-unconfirmed reason, she got out of the vehicle and began walking on the freeway. It was not clear where on the freeway the woman got out of the Malibu, the CHP said.
Jacowitz said the other occupants of the Malibu were trying to find her before she was hit by the Honda.
He said the driver of the Honda and the Malibu occupants all remained at the scene. He said the Honda driver was not believed to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol; it was not immediately determined if the woman killed was under the influence.
A Sigalert was issued and a portion of eastbound I-580 and the connector ramp were closed while the CHP investigated. It was still in effect as of 8 a.m.