Woman killed in crash on Highway 85

Police investigating collision in Mountain View as possible hit and run

A woman was killed in a crash on state Highway 85 in Mountain View Saturday evening that is being investigated as a possible hit and run, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The woman, described as a Mountain View resident in her 20s, was driving north on Highway 85 near the Evelyn Avenue offramp shortly before 6:30 p.m. when her vehicle, a 1996 Audi A4, lost control for an unknown reason, according to CHP Officer Art Montiel. The vehicle went off a road and struck a tree on the south side of the freeway. The woman was declared dead at the scene.

Investigators are looking for a second vehicle that left the scene of the crash, described as a white Toyota Camry with a license plate number of 5JNM316, Montiel said. It is unclear at this point, however, whether the two vehicles actually made contact or if the second vehicle contributed to the crash in some way, Montiel said.

The crash closed two lanes on Highway 85 for around 40 minutes, and the Evelyn Avenue offramp for several hours, Montiel said.

— Bay City News Service


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Posted by license plate
a resident of Adobe-Meadows
on Jun 25, 2012 at 11:28 am

If the cops have the license plate number, why don't they just visit the registered owner of the car? Was the car reported stolen or something? Who is the owner? Something is missing from this story.

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Posted by Ty
a resident of Mountain View
on Jun 27, 2012 at 2:33 am

I have no words that can do her justice. Until my days end, I will reflect her infectious smile and positive outlook.
May the rest of your journey be more wondrous than the last.

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