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Sheriff's Seek Witnesses to Fatal PCH Accident; Elderly Woman Struck by 'several vehicles'

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Crowded PCH in May 2009 (Photo by denisetaylor☼ via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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Yesterday morning, 74-year-old Amelia Ordona was walking to the bus stop with her sister, 67-year-old Amparo Pabalan. While crossing Pacific Coast Highway near Winding Way, Ordona was stuck by the Honda Accord driven by 48-year-old Jay McNamara.Though the impact killed her instantly, her "body was catapulted into the eastbound lanes, where she was struck by several more vehicles," according to a press release issued by the LA Sheriff's Department, who are looking for additional witnesses to the incident that led to the closing of all lanes of PCH until midday yesterday. Pabalan was also injured, though not seriously, and was taken to an area hospital.

Anyone with information--or who may have unknowingly struck Ordona's body--is asked to call Traffic Investigator Vanessa Barnard at (818) 878-5559.