Kansas Woman Dies after Struck by Vehicle while Running onto 8 Freeway in Boulevard
BOULEVARD, CA (March 1, 2023) – Dawn Michelle McDermott was hit and killed by a vehicle near the community of Boulevard Saturday morning on February 25.
The fatal crash happened around 6:00 a.m. on 8 Freeway near McCain Valley Road. According to reports, McDermott and her family were heading to Arizona when she began acting irrational in the car. She attempted to exit the moving vehicle.
Someone in the car called 911. The driver pulled over to let McDermott out of the car.
Moments later, McDermott ran onto eastbound freeway lanes and was struck by oncoming vehicle.
First responders found her body on the right side of the westbound lanes. They pronounced her dead at the scene.
McDermott was 46 years old from Lawrence, Kansas, according to the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office.
The driver that struck her remained on scene and cooperated with authorities.
An investigation is underway.
We send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Dawn McDermott.
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