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Coroner Identifies Woman Killed On Pacific Coast Highway In Pacific Palisades

Posted Jul. 20, 2014, 9:11 am

Staff Report

The Coroner's Office today named the person who was killed by a vehicle on Pacific Coast Highway in Pacific Palisades Saturday.

The pedestrian was identified as Anna Benitez, 24, of Los Angeles, said Coroner's Lt. Fred Corral.

Benitez was not in a crosswalk when she tried to walk south across Pacific Coast Highway, east of Sunset Boulevard, at 3:30 a.m. Saturday, said Los Angeles police S. Yoon of the West Traffic Division.

She was struck by a 2008 Nissan Versa that had been going east on Pacific Coast Highway. The driver in the Nissan made a U-turn, got out of his car and tried to render aid to the stricken woman, Yoon said.

Paramedics rushed her to Saint John's Health Center where she was pronounced dead at 9:31 a.m. Saturday, he said.

Yoon said the driver was not arrested or cited. It was not immediately known why Benitez was attempting to cross PCH.

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Jul. 20, 2014, 10:40:33 am

Palisades resident said...

Please people, when you visit the beach or the bars along PCH - take the extra few steps to use a CROSSWALK. Don't try to jaywalk the PCH especially at night. The cars are moving way faster than you think and may not see you. I can't tell you how many times we hear ambulances and helicopters over here and we know it's because of tragic accident like this.

Jul. 23, 2014, 3:26:07 pm

gendyarguello said...

Can you please contact us . we are her family and would like to speak to you . 310-9483908 thank you...

Jul. 23, 2014, 10:54:03 pm

Ana Luisa Vasquez said...

This is a lie!!! I was there and I witnessed everything! ! This guy hit my sister and didn't even bother to stop!!! Please dont make my sisters death harder for our family with these lies!! The truth is no matter what he murdered my sister! !

Jul. 26, 2014, 4:04:05 pm

Chopana Portillo said...

they are lying my cousin is a witness of what happen that night. that man murder my lovely cousin.

Jul. 28, 2014, 8:15:07 pm

R Wright said...

I saw the police working the accident site and spoke with them. I did not see any braking skid marks. The guy must have hit Anna hard, his hood is damaged and his front windshield, on the driver side is broken. Your death saddens me, Anna Benitez.

Jul. 31, 2014, 1:44:22 pm

Gendy arguello said...

She was hit and the one that hit my cousin didn't even bother to stop at the moment. He left her their . he didn't break or even bother to see immediately if she was okay. From what I heard you have to let a pedestrian walk first. To me he killed my cousin and I hope he pays for what he did. Now we have a huge emptiness in our hearts

Jul. 31, 2014, 9:48:23 pm

Emma said...

Her death saddens my heart, she was my cousin. The pain her children have is heartbreaking and. The person wh o did this to her knows the truth on the accident date. God is the only judge and judgement will come.

Aug. 7, 2014, 12:53:34 pm

Pedro Sanchez said...

What was she doing so late at night? please kids don't put yourself in this situation , after the club go home . what's the necesity of going after hours or go to the beach to continue drinking, they will be other days to enjoy. i'm curious what was her alcohol level ?

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