Pedestrian killed trying to cross Highway 108 in Sonora, CHP says

A 36-year-old woman from Sonora died Friday evening when a car struck her as she tried to cross Highway 108, authorities said.

According to the California Highway Patrol, Timothy Hollis, 21, of Sonora was driving east on 108 east of Stockton Road in a 2016 Chrysler 200 when the accident occurred at 6:26 p.m. Hollis was going about 50 mph when the woman, whose name was not released, stepped off the south shoulder of the road and into traffic.

Hollis applied his brakes, but couldn’t avoid hitting the pedestrian, the CHP said in a news release. The impact threw the woman into the air and she landed in the westbound lane, where she was hit by a 2018 Ford F-150 driven by Glenn Gray, 28.

It is unknown if alcohol or drugs played a role in this collision, the CHP said. The incident remains under investigation.

Patty Guerra is managing editor at The Modesto Bee. She has held several writing and editing roles since starting at The Bee in 1999. She’s a graduate of Fresno State.