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72-year-old woman dies after being hit by car near Arvin

Posted at 12:24 PM, Sep 27, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-05 18:48:47-04

ARVIN, Calif. (KERO) — A 72-year-old woman was struck and killed near Arvin on Monday morning.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Maria Angela Morales, 72, of Arvin, was crossing Comanche Drive, when she was struck by a car. She suffered major injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the car, a 17-year-old from Lamont, remained at the scene and cooperated with the investigation.

In a statement, the CHP said neither alcohol nor drugs were a factor in the incident, but it remains under investigation.