Pedestrian on I-280 struck, killed Saturday

A 55-year-old female pedestrian who was fatally struck on Interstate 280 in San Francisco early Saturday morning has been identified as Robbie Garrett, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Garrett was fatally struck by a vehicle on the highway at the Ocean Avenue on-ramp near Balboa Park, according to the Medical Examiner’s Office and the California Highway Patrol. Garrett is believed to have been struck by several vehicles that did not stop, and a nearby car crash may have been the result of drivers trying to avoid Garrett in the roadway, according to CHP.

There have been 20 pedestrian deaths in San Francisco in 2015, plus one pedestrian death not counted in city statistics because it occurred on a freeway, which is Caltrans’ jurisdiction. It is unclear whether Garrett’s death will be counted as a city statistic or a Caltrans statistic.

San Francisco has a stated policy goal, Vision Zero, pledging to end all traffic deaths by 2024 through re-engineering streets, traffic enforcement and boosting driver education.

CHP officials issued an alert for all lanes of northbound Interstate 280 in San Francisco shortly after the incident was reported at 1:53 a.m. Saturday.

The Medical Examiner’s Office has no confirmed address of residence for Garrett. Her death remains under investigation by the CHP.

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