A 22-year-old woman attempting to walk across Pacific Coast Highway in Surfside on Sunday was killed almost instantly after being struck by an SUV.
The accident happened just before 9 p.m. on PCH north of Anderson Street. According to the Seal Beach Police Department, the woman was attempting to cross the street outside of a sidewalk or controlled intersection. Paramedics attempted to save her on the scene, but she died from her injuries.
On Monday, she was identified as Holly Barish-Sablich of Huntington Beach. She had turned 22 on Feb. 1.
The driver was taken to the Seal Beach Police Department. Upon further investigation, police released the driver after determining that the driver was not under the influence at the time of the accident.
The accident occurred along the same stretch of roadway where three cyclists were injured in a hit and run involving a drunk driver, according to police. In September, a 64-year-old man was hospitalized after being struck while trying to cross the street in the same stretch of PCH in Surfside. He was also crossing outside the crosswalk.
The Seal Beach Police Department is requesting anyone who witnessed Sunday’s collision to contact Traffic Investigator Jeff Gibson at 562.799.4100 x 1641 with any information.