Man hit, killed by car on Highway 101

May 3, 2009 3:18:54 PM PDT
A 35-year-old man who was walking on U.S. Highway 101 in Redwood City died Sunday morning after he was hit by a Mazda driven by a San Mateo woman, according to the California Highway Patrol.

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At about 12:20 a.m., Maria Barraza was driving northbound on Highway 101 north of state Highway 84 when Rene Linares crossed over the southbound lanes of Highway 101 and crossed the center divider wall into the center median, the CHP reported.

After several moments, Linares attempted to cross the northbound lanes of traffic. Barraza's 1995 Mazda hit Linares and his body was propelled to the right shoulder of northbound Highway 101. Barraza then reportedly pulled over.

Linares succumbed to his injuries at the scene. Barraza, 28, was transported to an area hospital as a precautionary measure.

The CHP temporarily closed the No. 5 lane of northbound Highway 101 following the fatal collision.

Emergency units responded to the crash just north of Woodside Expressway at about 12:25 a.m., CHP Officer Robert Haven said. The No. 5 lane was reopened at about 2:15 a.m.

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