A 70-year-old Porterville woman died from injuries suffered when she was hit crossing a street.
Police Sgt. Rick Carrillo said Wednesday morning that Maria Herrera was crossing Olive Avenue at Carmelita Street in a crosswalk just before 6:30 p.m. Tuesday when she was hit by a westbound car driven by Angela Griffin, 53, also of Porterville. Herrera was taken first to Sierra View District Hospital and then to Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, where she died.
The police major accident investigation team is handling the case. Neither drugs nor alcohol are believed to be a factor, Carrillo said.