“Traffic blocked between Brookhurst and Gilbert streets.”
ANAHEIM — A woman was killed this morning after being struck by a vehicle while crossing Katella Avenue less than a block away from her home.
The woman, believed to be in her 60s, was crossing Katella about 40 feet east of the corner of Jean Street around 5:40 a.m. to catch a bus to work, when a silver Acura traveling west in the No. 1 lane struck her, California Highway Patrol Sgt. Diana Murley said at the scene.
The womans belongings, including her shoes and a purse, were strewn all over the street.
Police tapped off Jean about half a block from where the incident took place. Behind the tape were several of the womans family members, who were not allowed to view the body laying on the concrete covered with yellow plastic.
The driver, an Anaheim man in his 20s, was at the scene being questioned by investigators. Police do not believe the driver was speeding and indicated that the woman seemed to have crossed the street away from the appropriate corner.
The Katella and Jean intersection is not marked with a crosswalk. The identity of the pedestrian has not been released, but Coroners investigators arrived to take the body.
Traffic was completely blocked off between Brookhurst and Gilbert streets.
Yvette Herrera, who works as a food service employee in the area, said that the driver flagged her down immediately following the collision.
He was telling me to stop, Herrera said. I was like, why? And thats when I saw the body.
Source: The Orange County Register
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