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A 25-year-old woman was killed Monday night when she walked onto Highway 29 south of Mee Lane and was hit by two southbound vehicles, the California Highway Patrol reported.

The incident occurred at 9 p.m. and resulted in the closure of the highway for an hour and a half between Rutherford Road and Zinfandel Lane, the CHP said.

The Napa County Coroner identified the woman Tuesday afternoon as Samantha Lin from Raleigh, North Carolina.

The CHP said the pedestrian walked into the southbound traffic lane a short distance in front of a sedan driven by Madison Degraw, 18, of Winters.

The vehicle hit the pedestrian, then another sedan traveling directly behind, driven by Julianna Beard, 38, of Napa, struck her, the CHP said.

Napa County Fire responded to free the pedestrian who was trapped under the sedan. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision, the CHP said.

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City Editor

Kevin has been city editor since September 2010. He joined the Register in 1973 as a reporter. He covered Napa City Hall and assorted other beats over the years. Kevin has been writing his Napa Journal column on Sundays since 1989.