LEMOORE — A woman was struck and killed by a big rig Monday evening as she walked across the highway near Lemoore, said the California Highway Patrol.
Around 5:45 p.m., CHP officials said officers responded to a report of a traffic collision in the area of state Route 41, just south of Hanford Armona Road in Lemoore.
During the course of the investigation, officers said they determined a 34-year-old man was driving a 2014 Kenworth big rig truck southbound on SR-41 approaching Hanford Armona Road.
At the same time, officials said a woman was walking westbound across the southbound lanes of SR-41, directly into the path of the truck.
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CHP said the driver hit the brakes, but could not avoid hitting the woman. The woman, whose name has not been released, was pronounced dead at the scene.
Officials do not know why the woman was walking on the highway, which ended up being closed for over an hour while authorities investigated the scene and cleared the roadway.
The driver of the truck stayed at the scene and cooperated with authorities. He was not cited in the incident.