A 24-year-old Riverbank woman died late Monday after she was struck by a car while trying walk across Highway 99 in north Modesto, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. Stanislaus County coroner officials on Tuesday said her name was Alysia Volpi.
CHP Officer John Martinez said Sikander Garcha, 71, of Fresno was driving a 2007 Mercedes south on the freeway shortly before 11 p.m. Monday. At the same time, Volpi was walking across the freeway’s southbound lanes, heading east near the Standiford Avenue overpass.
Volpi walked into the path of the Mercedes, which struck her just north of the overpass. Martinez said Garcha was unable to avoid hitting the pedestrian, who was thrown onto the car’s hood and windshield. She was found on the car’s back window.
Martinez said the car’s speed did not appear to be a factor in the incident.
He said alcohol or drugs also were not a factor for the driver, but officers were still investigating whether Volpi was impaired.