68-Year-Old Woman Killed in Pedestrian Crash near Solimar Beach

VENTURA, CA (August 15, 2022)Mary Centeno died in a pedestrian crash on Pacific Coast Highway, Wednesday morning.

The incident happened shortly after 9:20 a.m., involving a pedestrian and a 2003 GMC 3500 pickup truck, driven by a 61-year-old man.

According to officials, the pickup truck was traveling southbound when they struck Centeno walking in the southbound lane, for reasons unknown.

Furthermore, witnesses helped to provide assistance to Centeno until Ventura County Fire Department units arrived at the area.

Meanwhile, the driver of the pickup truck remained at the scene, police said. 68-year-old Centeno was eventually pronounced dead, due to the extent of her injuries.

Additionally, police said that the driver showed signs of impairment and he was charged with driving while impaired.

No additional information was provided by the authorities. Any one with information about the crash are encouraged to contact California Highway Patrol’s Ventura office at 805-662-2640.


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