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Coroner Identifies Woman Killed On Pacific Coast Highway In Pacific Palisades:

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.

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