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SCPD Identifies Pedestrian Hit by Car

Update: Santa Clara police have identified the woman hit and killed while crossing Monroe Street near Lawrence Expressway early Sunday morning. Investigators say that thanks to the public’s assistance, officers were able start looking for the woman’s next of kin.

SCPD Traffic Investigators have determined that the pedestrian was crossing the street against a red-traffic signal. 

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Santa Clara police need your help identifying a woman hit and killed by a car early Sunday morning. The collision happened on Aug. 6 near Lawrence Expressway and Monroe Street.

The woman is described as Caucasian or Hispanic between the ages of 25 and 35. She is of medium build and height with brown hair, blue eyes and several tattoos. So far, officers have not released any images of the tattoos.

Police say she was crossing the street in the crosswalk where Lawrence Expressway exits onto Monroe Street around 1:27 a.m. on Sunday, Aug. 6, when she was hit by a Honda SUV. The driver, a 49-year-old man from Campbell, stayed at the scene and talked to police. Officers do not believe that alcohol or drugs played a part in the collision.

When investigators arrived and interviewed the driver, they determined that the Honda SUV was driving northbound on Lawrence Expressway in the second lane from the right shoulder — the #3 lane of traffic — and headed toward Monroe Street. The woman was walking in the crosswalk westbound on Monroe Street when she was hit. Santa Clara fire arrived and determined that the pedestrian died at the scene.

Investigators say if you think you know who the woman is, you should call Santa Clara Police Department’s Traffic Investigator Scott Wilson at (408) 615-4764. You can also leave an anonymous tip on the Anonymous Tip Line at (408) 615-4TIP (4847).

Police say if you witnessed the incident or have video footage of that morning, please call the police.

This is the second deadly collision involving a pedestrian in Santa Clara in a little over a week. Around 8:48 p.m. on Friday, July 28, a Toyota pick-up truck hit a pedestrian in a crosswalk. The truck was driving westbound on Homestead Road toward Maryann Drive when it struck an 85-year-old man from Santa Clara.

The driver was a 55-year-old man from Cupertino. Police do not think alcohol or drugs played a part in this collision either.

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1 Comment
  1. Buchser Alum 9 months ago
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    Erika,
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    What did the police department say about any pending criminal investigation or if there is one at all?
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    The description says the woman was in the crosswalk but does not say if the car driver had a green light or otherwise.
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    Even if the driver had a green light and the woman was crossing against a red light she has right of way and even if it is night time if a person is walking across the street and has made it partway across but the driver cannot avoid hitting them then the driver is driving too fast.

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