A female pedestrian was struck and killed by a motorist midday Wednesday along Winding Way in Fair Oaks.
The motorist, who was driving a 2004 Ford Taurus, was also injured when his vehicle left the roadway near Montcurve Boulevard. At noon, two pedestrians, a 78-year-old man and a 50-year-old woman were walking opposite traffic on the westbound shoulder, according to a California Highway Patrol news release. The driver, a 53-year-old man, was eastbound, traveling at approximately 35 mph on Winding Way, the CHP said.
The Taurus veered left, crossing over the westbound lane and onto opposite shoulder. The woman, who as walking closest to the traffic, was struck, the CHP said. The vehicle went over the curb, down an embankment and struck a tree.
The female pedestrian and the driver were transported to Mercy San Juan Medial Center. She was pronounced dead upon arrival. The male pedestrian was not struck. The driver’s injuries were minor. The cause of the accident is under investigation, officials said.