Fatal Traffic Collision
November 22, 2017
SANTA MONICA, Calif. - This morning at about 5:30 a.m., the Santa Monica Police Department (SMPD) responded to a radio call for service regarding a traffic collision involving a pedestrian at the 300 block of Pacific Coast Highway (PCH). Upon arrival, officers discovered a pedestrian in the roadway. An involved vehicle along with the driver were on scene when officers arrived. A second involved vehicle was located on PCH in Pacific Palisades.
Unfortunately, the pedestrian was deceased prior to officer’s arrival.
SMPD's Major Accident Response Team responded to the collision to conduct an investigation. A preliminary investigation revealed the pedestrian was in the roadway for unknown reasons. A vehicle travelling northbound along Pacific Coast Highway struck the pedestrian. A second vehicle also travelling northbound stuck the pedestrian. Both drivers are cooperating with the investigation and there has been no preliminary indications either driver was impaired.
The investigation is ongoing and investigators are interested in speaking with anyone who was in the area near the time of the collision. Anyone with additional information is encouraged to contact Investigator Jason Olson at (310) 458-8954, Sergeant Cortez at (310) 458-8713 or the Santa Monica Police Department at (310) 458-8495.