Coroner Identifies Woman Killed On Pacific Coast Highway In Pacific Palisades
Posted Jul. 20, 2014, 9:11 am
The Coroner's Office today named the person who was killed by a vehicle on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades Saturday.
The pedestrian was identified as Anna Benitez, 24, of Los Angeles, said Coroner's Lt. Fred Corral.
Benitez was not in a crosswalk when she tried to walk south across Pacific Coast Highway, east of Sunset Boulevard, at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, said Los Angeles police S. Yoon of the West Traffic Division.
She was struck by a 2008 Nissan Versa that had been going east on Pacific Coast Highway. The driver in the Nissan made a U-turn, got out of his car and tried to render aid to the stricken woman, Yoon said.
Paramedics rushed her to Saint John's Health Center where she was pronounced dead at 9:31 a.m. Saturday, he said.
Yoon said the driver was not arrested or cited. It was not immediately known why Benitez was attempting to cross PCH.