A 42-year-old Turlock female pedestrian was killed Thursday morning when she was struck by a hit and run driver at a rural intersection south of Ceres.
Michelle Mims died instantly in the crash. Her body on the side of West Main Street just east of Morgan Road was reported at 6:58 a.m.
Emergency medical personnel arrived on scene and immediately attempted life-saving measures but Mimswas pronounced deceased at the scene
Investigating CHP officers determined that Mims had been struck at a high rate of speed by a passing vehicle but the exact circumstances of how the collision took place as well as the time are still under investigation.
There were no known witnesses and the make/model of the involved vehicle is unknown. It is unknown why the woman was walking in the sparsely populated area nearly six miles west of the freeway.
Anyone with information regarding the victim, driver or crash incident is asked to call the Modesto CHP Office at (209) 545-7440.