07.21.2023 | 7:45 PM | IRVINE – A pedestrian died after being struck by a Jeep while apparently trying to cross a street, Friday night.
The traffic collision involving a pedestrian was reported at the intersection of Irvine Boulevard and Marketplace around 7:45 PM.
When authorities arrived they located a pedestrian down westbound lanes of Irvine Boulevard just west of Marketplace along with a black Jeep Wrangler stopped nearby.
Medics pronounced the pedestrian, identified as 87-year-old Maria Servas of Irvine, deceased at the scene.
Preliminary information indicated Servas was crossing northbound on Marketplace in a crosswalk when she was struck.
The apparent driver of the Jeep, a female adult, remained on scene and appeared to be cooperating with law enforcement. Drugs were not believed to have been a factor in the collision.
All westbound lanes of Irvine Boulevard are closed at Marketplace until further notice while police investigate, according to a Sig Alert.