Female Pedestrian Hit, Killed by Big Rig on I-5 near County Road 99

YOLO COUNTY -- Traffic on northbound I-5 just north of County Road 99 was rerouted Thursday due to a deadly accident that occurred around 6:10 a.m.

Authorities say a big rig driver was headed north in the right lane when he saw a Toyota stopped on the right shoulder. As he approached a female exited the driver side of the van and walked into the right lane.

The big rig driver applied the brakes but was unable to stop before hitting the pedestrian.

The pedestrian died at the scene.

At this time, it is not known why the woman was in the roadway.

Alcohol and drugs do not appear to have played a factor in this accident but the collision remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Woodland CHP.

Stay with FOX40 for updates on this accident.