A woman who was fatally struck while crossing an intersection in Encinitas Friday night has been identified as 61-year-old Carmen M. Gonzalez.
Gonzalez was knocked to the ground when a driver hit her, causing injuries that she was not able to survive.
She was walking in a crosswalk across Encinitas Boulevard and Balour Drive just after 6 p.m. when two cars approached the area. The first driver yielded to the woman, but the second driver went around the yielded car, traveling through the intersection and striking the pedestrian.
The impact knocked the victim to the ground, the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department (SDSO) said. The pedestrian was rushed to Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla with life-threatening injuries; she died a short time later.
The SDSO said the female driver who hit the victim remained at the scene and spoke with deputies. Investigators said alcohol was not a factor in the deadly crash.
The investigation is ongoing.
Anyone with information on this case can reach out to the SDSO’s North Coastal Traffic Division at (760) 966-3512.