Authorities today identified a woman who was struck and
killed by a vehicle on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.
The crash occurred on PCH near Busch Drive at Zuma Beach at 11:55 p.m.
Saturday, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
Germaine Lathouwers of Van Nuys, 55, died at a hospital, the coroner’s
She was the second fatality on PCH near Busch in the past two years,
according to records. Last year, a man identified as a transient was killed
there as he jaywalked near the traffic signal to reach a liquor store.
Two other people were killed on PCH in western Malibu this month. A
motorcyclist was killed in a crash with a car making a U-turn at Leo Carrillo
Beach on March 4. And on March 6, a man was killed in a single-vehicle rollover
crash on a long straightaway near Decker Canyon Road.