A 55-year-old woman walking in a crosswalk was struck by a car and killed Friday night in Turlock.
The name of the deceased has not been released pending next of kin notification.
The collision in the area of Lander Avenue and Bernell Avenue was reported by numerous callers around 7:18 p.m. Friday.
The woman was crossing Lander in a crosswalk when she was struck by a vehicle that was traveling northbound at an undetermined speed, said Turlock Police spokesperson Officer Mayra Lewis.
The force of the impact sent the woman airborne and she landed on the pavement, north of the intersection.
The woman was rushed to Emanuel Medical Center, where she died from her injuries, Lewis said.
The name of the 59-year-old woman driving the vehicle has not been released. The driver did remain at the scene and was cooperating with investigators. Alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the collision, Lewis said.
The collision is being investigated by the police department’s Major Accident Investigation Team.
The fatal collision comes just a few weeks after the police department was awarded a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety. The $69,000 grant will be used to fund a year-long program of special enforcements and public awareness efforts to prevent traffic related deaths and injuries.