WOODLAND HILLS—On Thursday, November 21, just before 5:00 a.m. a 26-year-old woman driving a 2019 Toyota 86 Sedan was killed after she was struck by the driver of a 2001 Nissan Frontier pickup.
According to California Highway Patrol, the driver of the Toyota lost control of her vehicle and crashed into the middle divider of the North Bound 101 freeway at De Soto Avenue.
After the accident, the woman got out of her vehicle and stood on the first lane of the 101 freeway, facing oncoming traffic. The driver of the pickup has been identified as Rufino Batres Moran, a resident of Van Nuys. Moran tried to avoid hitting the woman. The California Highway Patrol indicated that after striking Moran and a vehicle it caught fire.
The woman died at the scene. Moran complained of back pain and sustained minor injuries. The crash close several northbound lanes of the 101 Freeway for three hours, as officials completed their investigation.