Van Nuys pedestrian struck, killed by SUV
Gregory J. Wilcox, Los Angeles Daily News Van Nuys, CA- A woman trying to cross Victory Boulevard in Van Nuys was struck and killed before sunrise Tuesday morning, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
The crash was reported about 6 a.m. in the middle of Victory Boulevard between Sylmar Street and Van Nuys Boulevard, said LAPD Sgt. David Delgado of the Valley Traffic Division.
The woman was trying to cross Victory outside of a crosswalk from the south side to the north side. She was hit by a Toyota SUV that was heading west on Victory, Delgado said.
“At 6 a.m., it is still dark. Obviously darkness was a factor,” he said of the accident.
The driver stopped at the scene, and the pedestrian was pronounced dead after paramedics arrived.
Speed does not appear to be a factor because there were no skid marks, and the SUV stopped not far from where the woman’s body was, Delgado said. The driver was not cited.
The pedestrian’s identification is pending, and detectives were still at the scene Tuesday morning.
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