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Pedestrian struck, killed on Highway 50 near Sunrise Boulevard

A pedestrian was killed late Friday afternoon when the individual dashed into the path of an eastbound vehicle on Highway 50 west of Sunrise Boulevard.

California Highway Patrol spokesman Officer Tommy Riggin said a woman was driving east on Highway 50, traveling 60 to 65 mph, about 5:19 p.m. As she approached Sunrise Boulevard, someone dashed out from the right shoulder into the traffic lanes. Riggin said the woman was unable to avoid hitting the individual. She immediately pulled over and called 911.

Riggin said no information was available on the gender, race or age of the individual.

Traffic backed up on eastbound Highway 50 as vehicles had to be funneled into one lane. All lanes were reopened as of 6:45 p.m., according to the CHP.

Call The Bee’s Cathy Locke, (916) 321-5287.