LAFAYETTE -- A woman struck by a truck in the Upper Happy Valley neighborhood died Tuesday afternoon, authorities said.

The collision happened at 1:13 p.m. near the intersection of El Nido Ranch and Upper Happy Valley roads, Lafayette police said. Police and fire personnel responded, but the woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

Lafayette police set out a public announcement that the intersection will be closed near the area of the collision until at least 7 p.m., as police investigate what happened.

The driver of the truck remained at the scene and was cooperating with police. Anyone with information on the collision is urged to call the Lafayette Police Department at 925-283-3680.

A woman was struck and killed by a big rig Tuesday afternoon, June 17, 2014, on El Nido Ranch Road near Upper Happy Valley in Lafayette, Calif. (Karina
A woman was struck and killed by a big rig Tuesday afternoon, June 17, 2014, on El Nido Ranch Road near Upper Happy Valley in Lafayette, Calif. (Karina Ioffee/Bay Area News Group)

Police did not immediately release any details about the person who died.

Check back for updates.

Contact Rick Hurd at 925-945-4789 and follow him at Twitter.com/3rderh



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