A Santa Maria women has been identified as the pedestrian killed on Highway 101 in Nipomo on Sept. 10.

Just before 7 p.m., California Highway Patrol officers and other first responders were dispatched to an incident involving a vehicle and a pedestrian on Highway 101 south of Tefft Street. 

CHP Officer Miguel Alvarez said the preliminary investigation indicated the pedestrian was crossing the northbound lanes of Highway 101 from east to west when she was struck by a 2010 Toyota Prius. 

The Prius, driven by Taylor Michio, 21, of Santa Monica, was northbound on Highway 101 behind another vehicle that suddenly swerved to the right, Alvarez said.

Michio saw the pedestrian in front of his Toyota and swerved to the left to avoid the woman. 

The pedestrian ran toward the median to the west and the right front section of the Toyota struck the woman, Alvarez said. 

The woman has been identified as Amanda E. Figueroa, 30, of Santa Maria, Alvarez said Thursday.

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