Pedestrian struck and killed in traffic collision Tuesday night in Huntington Beach

The Huntington Beach Police Department.
The Huntington Beach Police Department is investigating a traffic collision that took the life of a female pedestrian Tuesday at about 6:30 p.m.
(Raul Roa)

A female pedestrian was struck and killed in a traffic collision Tuesday night in Huntington Beach, authorities said.

Huntington Beach police responded to Beach Boulevard and Heil Avenue at about 6:30 p.m. to find a pedestrian in the roadway and a silver 2004 Toyota Corolla, according to a news release.

Preliminary investigation shows the Corolla was being driven southbound on Beach when it struck the pedestrian who was outside of the crosswalk, authorities said.

The 76-year-old driver of the Corolla remained at the scene and cooperated with officers. Authorities do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision.

The incident closed the southbound lanes of Beach, between Edinger and Heil avenues, for about four hours, according to the agency’s Twitter account.

Anyone who may have witnesses the collision or events leading up to it is encouraged to call traffic investigators D. Demetre at (714) 536-5670, J. Rounds at (714) 536-5666 or V. Rattanchandani at (714) 536-5231.

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