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Woman struck, fatally injured by car on Central Coast: Driver arrested

Tim Hufner
The driver of a car is accused of striking, and fatally injuring a woman on the Central Coast.

Police believe it was a DUI incident.

A Central Coast woman is dead, and the driver of a car is accused of hitting and fatally injuring her while under the influence.

It happened just before 2 a.m. Saturday, in Lompoc. Police were called to the 600 block of Ocean Avenue by reports someone was hit by a car. They discovered a badly injured woman on the street. The 42-year-old woman later died at a hospital.

Officer found a woman nearby who was believed to be the driver of the car involved in the collision. They say they arrested Angela Rose Cline on a gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated charge, as well as causing bodily injury while driving under the influence.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.