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Coroner identifies Yuba City woman killed on I-5 last week

The Sacramento County Coroner’s office has released the identity of the woman killed by a big rig trailer when she walked onto Interstate 5 near Broadway last week.

She was identified as Yolanda M. Gonzalez, 37, of Yuba City.

Gonzalez was walking in one of the northbound lanes of I-5 near the Broadway off ramp about 2:30 a.m. Thursday when she was hit by the side of a big rig's trailer, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The driver of the big rig swerved in an attempt to avoid hitting Gonzalez. A CHP officer said Monday it is not known why Gonzalez was on the freeway.