UPDATE: Pedestrian struck and killed on I-5 Saturday identified

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UPDATE: (4:06 p.m. Oct. 12) — The woman has been identified as Rose M. Brooks of Seattle. She was pronounced dead at the scene on Saturday, Oct. 10 at 7:40 p.m.

UPDATE: The California Highway Patrol said that for unknown reasons, a 69-year-old woman who was killed in the accident was driving on Interstate 5 when she pulled her vehicle over to the right shoulder, exited and appeared to walk into the traffic lanes.

The driver of a Dodge Ram pickup was heading southbound on the I-5 when the right side of the vehicle struck the pedestrian. Although medical aid was provided to the woman, she was pronounced dead at the scene.

The department said alcohol is believed to have factored into the accident.

All lanes of southbound I-5 were closed until around 10:07 p.m., according to the CHP.


BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KGET) — CHP is investigating a collision that left a pedestrian dead on Interstate 5 just north of Sabodan Street forcing a closure of southbound lanes for several hours.

According to CHP’s Traffic Incident Information Page, the collision was reported just before 7 p.m.

It remains unclear what led up to the collision or what caused it.

Southbound lanes of I-5 were reopened at around 10:15 p.m.

We will update this story as we learn more information.

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