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CHP Says Driver Arrested In Fatal Vehicle Versus Pedestrian Collision Near Ventura

Friday August 12, 2022

     Updated--The CHP says they've arrested the driver of the pickup truck who struck and killed a pedestrian on PCH north of Ventura Wednesday morning.

     It happened at 9:23 AM on Pacific Coast Highway between Solimar and Emma Wood beaches.

     The CHP says 68-year-old Mary Jane Centeno of Ventura was walking southbound on the right shoulder when a GMC dually pickup truck also traveling southbound on PCH drove onto the right shoulder and struck her from behind.

     She died at the scene.

     The driver of the pickup, identified by the CHP as a 61-year-old Oak View man, stayed at the scene.

     The investigating officer reportedly spotted signs of impairment on the driver and the CHP says he was arrested for driving while impaired.