A woman was struck and killed by a pickup truck in Thousand Palms early Tuesday morning.

Authorities were called to Varner Road, between Monterey and Cook, at 1:11 am. A friend of the pickup driver told KESQ that a couple was walking along the side of the road, when the woman walked out in front of the truck. The friend said the driver did not see the woman.

The driver is cooperating with the investigation.

Update: the victim has been identified by KMIR asĀ 25-year-old Alexandra Hendrickson.

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