48-year-old woman struck by SUV on south Highway 101 near Basilone Rd dies

Womans ID has not been released

SAN DIEGO - A 48-year-old homeless woman was fatally struck by an SUV after she apparently dashed onto a North County highway early Tuesday, authorities said.

The woman, whose previously lived in Alta Loma, was struck on southbound Highway 101, south of Basilone Road, about 3:15 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol public-affairs Officer Jim Bettencourt.

A 56-year-old San Marcos man told investigators he was driving to work at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station in his 1992 Jeep Cherokee and going about 35 miles per hour when, out of the corner of his eye, he saw
something move from the west, Bettencourt said in a statement.

He said the woman walked right in front of his vehicle and he could not stop, according to Bettencourt.

"At this time, no charges are pending against the driver," he said.

The woman died at the scene. Her name was withheld pending family notification.

According to Bettencourt, she was known to frequent the area where she was struck.

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