A California Highway Patrol cruiser
A California Highway Patrol cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

A 24-year-old woman was behind bars Thursday for allegedly being intoxicated when her car struck a pedestrian on Interstate 805 in Serra Mesa, killing her.

The motorist was headed north near Murray Ridge Road about 11:55 p.m. Wednesday when her Toyota sedan hit the victim, who had gotten out of her vehicle following a solo crash into a center-divider wall, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The pedestrian died at the scene, CHP public-affairs Officer Sal Castro said.

Authorities did not immediately release the names of the victim and suspect.

–City News Service