SAN FRANCISCO—A sig-alert was issued at 5:45 a.m. on Sunday, March 4, after a woman was struck by several cars at the Fifth Street on-ramp to the I-80 freeway. According to the California Highway Patrol, the woman was walking on the eastbound side of traffic when she was struck by a Ford Escape.
CHP Officer Vu Williams indicated that the woman was killed by the initial contact with the Ford Escape. Authorities suspect other drivers who struck the victim were unaware that they hit her. The driver of the Ford Escape remained on the scene, as authorities completed their investigation.
Lanes 2-4 were closed for nearly three hours whilst officers investigated the accident. The lanes were re-opened to the public 8:00 a.m. Officials have not made any arrests in connection to the fatal collision. No information has been divulged as to why the victim, whose name has not been released to the public was walking on the freeway.
The driver of the Ford Escape was not under the influence of either drugs or alcohol when the accident occurred. The sig-alert was cancelled after authorities completed their investigation.