Suspected drunk driver hit and kills woman near Centerville

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Monday, June 29, 2020
Woman killed by alleged DUI driver in Farmersville
The victim has been identified as 61-year-old Lydia Salinas.

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A suspected drunk driver hit and killed a pedestrian near Centerville.

CHP officers say 42-year-old Heather Martinez was driving on Highway 180 near Piedra when she pulled over off the road around 2:30 Sunday morning.

That's when she got out of her car and walked into lanes of traffic and was hit by 32-year-old Kenia Rodriguez, authorities said.

Authorities say Rodriguez stopped momentarily but then kept driving down the highway.

Officers eventually caught up to her and found she was under the influence.

Detectives are still investigating why the victim walked onto the road.