The Atwater Police Department is investigating after a woman was struck and killed by two vehicles Wednesday evening.
At approximately 6:48 pm, Atwater Police officers were dispatched to a report of a vehicle vs pedestrian collision at the intersection of Winton Way and Fay Drive.
Upon arrival, officers located an adult female victim injured in the #2 lane of S/B Winton way near the intersection of Fay Drive.
Officers attempted life-saving efforts, unfortunately, the woman died at the scene.
Authorities say the initial investigation indicated that the woman was attempting to cross Winton Way when she was struck by a white Ford pickup truck traveling northbound on Winton Way. This propelled the pedestrian into the southbound lanes where she was struck a second time by a white Toyota sedan traveling southbound.
The driver of the Toyota stopped and waited for officers and is cooperating with the investigation. The driver of the Ford pickup fled the scene and is outstanding at this time.
The cause of the collision is under investigation and no arrests have been made.
Officers are still investigating and are asking the public assistance in providing surveillance video in the area at the time of the incident.
The public is also urged to help the Atwater Police Department’s by providing relevant information regarding these incidents. The public can provide information by contacting the Police Department at 209-357-6384 or by email at police @atwater.org.
Chief Salvador encourages all drivers to pay attention while driving to their surroundings and be aware of pedestrians that may unexpectedly cross the streets they are driving on. The faster a vehicle is traveling the less reaction time you will have to avoid or react to changing road conditions. Slow down and tragedies like today’s incidents can be avoided.