UPDATE: Woman Killed While Crossing Freeway Identified as 29-Year-Old Lakeysha Wallace

10:00AM | A woman who attempted to walk across the 710 freeway and was fatally struck by a car last week has been identified as 29-year-old Lakeysha Wallace of Long Beach, coroner officials said Monday.

Her autopsy is pending, said Lt. Larry Dietz of the Coroner's Office.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Woman Dead After Attempting to Run Across 710 Freeway

August 7, 10:30AM | An unidentified woman is dead after attempting to run across the Long Beach 710 Freeway Wednesday night, authorities said Thursday.

California Highway Patrol received a call about a female pedestrian walking on the right shoulder of the 710N Freeway just north of the San Diego 405 Freeway around 8:35PM, said CHP Officer Joseph Pace.

A CHP unit responded and the woman ran across the northbound lanes into the Southbound 710 lanes, when she was struck by a silver Toyota Corolla in the number two lane, Pace said. The driver pulled to the right shoulder, but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene by Long Beach Fire Department personnel at about 8:52PM.

The details surrounding the incident are still being investigated, including why the woman was running across the freeway.  

The incident caused the southbound 710 Freeway, south of Del Amo and north of the 405 Freeway, to be closed for several hours Wednesday night, according to the CHP.



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