Woman Dies after being struck by a car on Highway 180 near Siskiyou Avenue in Kerman

Kerman Pedestrian Accident
Woman, 60, Killed in Kerman Pedestrian Accident on Highway 180

Kerman, CA – A 60-year-old woman died after being hit by a Fresno County Sheriff’s officer on Thursday morning in Kerman.

The fatal pedestrian accident happened on Highway 180 near Siskiyou Avenue at around 5:20 a.m.

The woman was crossing the street when she was struck by an on-duty patrol car.

Police say the woman sustained critical injuries and was attended to by the Fresno County Sheriff’s deputies but she sadly succumbed to her injuries.

It’s unclear whether alcohol and drugs were involved in the crash.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the accident.

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