Hit and Run Takes Life of Woman Near I-8 On-Ramp

by on June 21, 2014 · 3 comments

in Life Events, Ocean Beach

An unidentified white woman in her twenties, was apparently killed by a hit-and-run driver early Saturday, June 21st. Her body was seen around 6:00 a.m. near the eastbound on-ramp of I-8, right off Ocean Beach.

Police said her injuries were consistent with being hit by a vehicle. If true, she is another victim in a string of San Diego hit-and-runs of late.

Her body – seen by a passing motorist – was found in pickleweed and brush in the 4600 block of Nimitz Blvd. There were no witnesses.

SDPD Sgt. Art Doherty told the press that evidence at the scene included plastic car parts and clothing of the victim, which can be traced. Plus if a hit and run, the suspect’s vehicle likely has significant damage to its front end.

Doherty said the woman may have been a known transient in the Ocean Beach area and had tattoos that will help police identify her.

Another report stated the victim was on a skateboard. OB’s skateboard park in Robb Field is very near by across the busy road exchange.

The area where her body was found is an area where cars are rapidly accelerating in order to enter the freeway, and even in daylight the crossing by bicyclists and joggers is particularly challenging.

News sources:  NBC 7 San Diego  and Channel 10


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CC June 23, 2014 at 8:37 am

These don’t surprise me. I was leaving my softball game in Pacific Beach last night at 9pm and on my way home to SDSU area we saw 2 VERY drunk drivers on highway 8. I’m talking couldn’t stay in their lane drunk. Every time I leave a softball game on a Sunday evening I come across people driving drunk on the freeways.

It’s crazy to me how often it happens.


Frank Gormlie June 23, 2014 at 11:15 am

Amber Schei is the name of the OB woman killed in the hit and run on 6/21.


Chuck June 25, 2014 at 6:40 am

I read that police suspect the vehicle is a Ford Mustang with a broken windshield.


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