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Selma woman hit, killed while walking on Highway 99 in dark clothes

A 21-year-old woman was struck and killed by a car early Sunday morning while walking along Highway 99 in dark clothing, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The Selma woman, whose name has not been released pending family notification, was walking south along Highway 99 around 5:20 a.m. near Merced Street against the flow of traffic.

A 78-year-old man and a 16-year-old female passenger, both of Hanford, were in a Kia Sorento driving north on the highway at approximately 70 mph and did not see the woman walking toward them.

The driver was unable to stop his car in time. The right front bumper or hood of the car hit the woman, sending her off the east side of the paved roadway and down a dirt embankment. Neither person in the car sustained injuries because of the accident.

The driver did not show any indication of impairment at the scene of the collision. The woman’s impairment is not yet known.

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