Officers responded at 5:55 a.m. to Washington Boulevard near Olive Avenue for a report of a vehicle striking a pedestrian, police spokeswoman Geneva Bosques said.

A 49-year-old Fremont man was driving a black Chevrolet Corvette east on Washington Boulevard when he felt an impact and pulled over to investigate, police said. He was on his way to work and thought he hit a small animal, but when he looked in his rearview mirror he saw a woman's body in the roadway, Bosques said.

The man dialed 911; when police and fire crews arrived, they pronounced the woman dead at the scene. Police said they believed the woman was walking southbound in a crosswalk when the collision occurred.

The woman's identity was not released on Monday. The coroner's office will perform an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death, Bosques said. The woman did not have identification on her at the time of the wreck.

Police said alcohol and drugs do not appear to be a factor in the crash. Police shut down Washington between Olive and Meredith Drive shortly after the wreck to investigate. The roadway was reopened just before 1 p.m.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact Fremont police at fremontpolice@fremont.gov or call the investigative unit at 510-790-6900. Anonymous tips can be left at www.fremontpolice.org/tip.


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