Whittier woman struck, killed by truck in West Los Angeles

From City News Service:
WEST LOS ANGELES — A big rig driver struck and killed a Whittier woman walking by the Santa Monica Boulevard on-ramp to the northbound 405 Freeway Wednesday.
Kelly Shimizu, 63, was walking west on Santa Monica Boulevard at Cotner Avenue in a marked crosswalk when she was struck about 10:40 a.m., police said.
The 64-year-old driver, a Whittier resident, was driving a 1990 Volvo tractor with a double trailer west on Santa Monica Boulevard. The collision occurred when he made a right turn to northbound Cotner. One trailer struck and killed Shimizu.
She was declared dead at the scene by the fire department.
There was no evidence of alcohol or drug intoxication and the “collision appeared to be a tragic accident,” police said.
Anyone with information about the accident was asked to call the LAPD’s West Traffic Division at (213) 473-0222.
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