Woman Struck by Car, Dies

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    A woman died Sunday night after being struck by a car in Encinitas, according to officials.

    The incident happened around 8 p.m. on Sunday night on the 2600-block of South Coast Highway 101.

    Witnesses said two women had just left a bar and were waiting on the side of the road for their ride when one of the women ran into traffic and was hit by a car.

    A man who was a waiter at a nearby restaurant rushed to the streets to help the woman, in addition to a nurse driving by the scene. The pair performed CPR until paramedics arrived, according to officials.

    The 43-year-old victim later died at the hospital. She was later identified by the Medical Examiner's office as Tara Jean Murphy of Vista. Her companion did not need to be treated.

    Investigators said it's possible the women were under the influence of alcohol.