SACRAMENTO, CA - California Highway Patrol investigators don't know why a North Highlands woman suddenly ran onto Watt Avenue and was struck by a car.
Laura Barnes, 54, suffered major injuries when a 2012 Honda Civic driven by a 47-year-old Carmichael woman hit her, said Officer Lizz Dutton. Barnes was transported to UC Davis Medical Center where she later died from her injuries.
The collision took place on Watt Ave. just north of Barberry Lane at approximately 8:40 p.m. The Honda was traveling about 40-45 mph in the second southbound lane.
Dutton said Barnes was not in a crosswalk when she ran across from the east side of Watt to the west side. It wasn't known yet if alcohol or drugs played a part in her actions.