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Female Pedestrian Killed in South Torrance Crash

A 79-year-old woman was struck by a car on PCH at Calle Mayor and later died, resulting in a Friday morning road closure.

FILE PHOTO: Police lights. Photo credit Nicole Mooradian.
FILE PHOTO: Police lights. Photo credit Nicole Mooradian.

Friday morning’s PCH closure at Calle Mayor was due to the death of a 79-year-old pedestrian who was struck by an SUV. The Daily Breeze reports the accident occurred at approximately 6:20 a.m. when the woman who was in a crosswalk was hit by a 2014 Ford Explorer. It is unclear whether the driver or the pedestrian had the green light.

The woman was taken to a hospital and later died. Her identity is being withheld until relatives are notified.

Police urge witnesses to call 310-618-5557.

Patch will continue to update this story as information becomes available.

Nimby 90277 January 25, 2014 at 09:53 AM
Caltrans and city of Torrance, in their infinite wisdom, ramp up the speed limit on PCH to 45 mph right before this intersection. Everywhere else its 25-35 mph. PCH and Calls Mayor, where the confluence of traffic for three schools meet...how much more blood on their hands before they reduce and wnfore the speed limit here?

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