A woman crossing the street was killed when a car hit her Sunday evening, according to police.

Police said the woman was crossing Pacific Coast Highway near Cherry Avenue outside of a marked crosswalk when the driver of a vehicle traveling westbound on PCH struck her.

Authorities arrived at the area just before 8:10 p.m. and found the woman lying in the roadway with serious injuries to her lower body. She died at the scene, police said.

Police block off a stretch of Pacific Coast Highway near Cherry Avenue after a fatal crash on Sunday, Jan. 7, 2024. Photo by Fernando Haro Garcia.

The woman’s identity was not immediately revealed as the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner’s office works to notify her relatives, police said.

The people inside the vehicle were not injured, according to police, who said the driver did not appear to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol. Speed and distracted driving do not appear to be factors in the crash, police said.

Bystanders said the woman had passed through an Arco gas station and was crossing PCH on her way to a laundromat across the street when she was struck by a vehicle.

One witness, Tammy Long, said the woman appeared to be riding a bicycle when a car hit her and dragged her several yards.

Long said she’s witnessed multiple traffic deaths along PCH and that more needs to be done to increase visibility in the area.

“This stretch, we hear and see cars racing down all the time,” Long said. “A life can be gone just like that.”

This is a breaking news story. It will be updated.