EL CAJON–A female pedestrian died after being struck Wednesday evening by a vehicle in the roadway.
El Cajon police officers and paramedics responded to the accident scene at 1100 block of E. Main St. in El Cajon.
Police say, based on witnesses at the scene, the pedestrian, identified as Barbara Connaughy, 49, of El Cajon, walked into the roadway of E. Main St. while talking to companions seated at a nearby bus stop. The woman was wearing dark clothing and appeared to be unaware of the vehicle traffic.
The woman was struck by an oncoming PT Cruiser that was traveling east bound on Main St. The adult driver of the PT Cruiser immediately stopped after the collision and is cooperating with traffic Investigators. A passerby who had heard the accident also stopped and attempted to render first aid until paramedics arrived.
Paramedics arrived and despite their best efforts, the woman was pronounced deceased at the scene a short time later.
Anyone with information regarding this collision is encouraged to contact the El Cajon Police Department Traffic Division at (619) 441-1632.