ALAMEDA -- Police identified a woman who was struck and killed by a minivan as she was crossing a street early Wednesday morning as 64-year-old Carol Weston of Alameda.

Weston was trying to cross four lanes of traffic in the 2200 block of Otis Drive near Alameda South Shore Center when she was struck about 4:52 a.m., police Lt. Jill Ottaviano said.

Weston, who was not in a crosswalk, had made it through two eastbound lanes and was in the far right westbound lane when she was hit, Ottaviano said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

A radio, CD player and earbuds were found at the scene and investigators are reviewing whether Weston was using the items at the time of the collision, Ottaviano said.

The driver, a 53-year-old man, and his passenger in the 1998 Plymouth Voyager stopped and cooperated with police, Ottaviano said. It was not yet known if drugs or alcohol factored in the collision.

Otis Drive was closed in both directions from the Park Street intersection to Willow Street as officers investigated the incident. The street was reopened about 10:25 a.m.

The collision remains under investigation, police said.

Contact Peter Hegarty at 510-748-1654 or follow him at Twitter.com/Peter_Hegarty.



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