Woman lying in roadway struck, killed by driver in Visalia

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A woman died after she was hit by a car in Visalia on Saturday morning.

California Highway Patrol officers say the deadly collision happened on the Avenue 80 off-ramp of Highway 99 at around 2 a.m.

Officials say the driver, Marcelino Araujo, 33, crashed into the 26-year-old woman, who appeared to have been lying in the roadway.

Arajuo pulled over and called for help.

Emergency crews rushed the woman to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. Her name has not been released.

Officers do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the collision but said the area was foggy at the time of the crash.
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