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22-Year-Old Woman Fatally Struck by Vehicle on Sacramento Freeway

SACRAMENTO, CA – A fatal collision occurred early Sunday morning when a pedestrian was hit by a car on a busy Sacramento freeway, resulting in her death, as stated by the California Highway Patrol officials.

The incident took place approximately at 12:40 a.m. on the northbound Interstate 5 on-ramp that merges onto the Highway 50 corridor of the Capital City Freeway, located in the area of Upper Land Park.

California Highway Patrol’s South Sacramento office spokesperson, Officer Mark Leavitt, reported that upon the arrival of law enforcement at the scene, they discovered that a white Toyota vehicle had struck the woman as it was traveling at an estimated speed of 65 mph. Tragically, emergency responders from the Sacramento Fire Department pronounced the woman deceased at the site of the accident.

The woman operating the Toyota relayed to authorities that the victim abruptly emerged in front of her vehicle, leaving her with no time to react or stop to prevent the collision. Officer Leavitt detailed that the pedestrian experienced severe trauma as a result of the impact with the vehicle’s left bumper, windshield, and side mirror. There were no reported injuries to the driver of the Toyota.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim as 22-year-old Ayanna Akilah Thomas, who was a Sacramento local.

Source: Yahoo News Canada