A woman crossing the intersection at Adeline and Harmon streets was struck by a car and killed at 9:05 pm last night, according to Berkeley police.

The 58-year-old woman was from Oakland, but her identity has not yet been released, said Andrew Frankel, the public information officer for the Berkeley Police Department.

The driver Jesse Donald Kelly, 42, of Oakland, did stop after striking the woman, he said. Kelly was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and driving under the influence causing injury or death. He is being held in Santa Rita jail on $201,500 bail.

The death comes during Pedestrian Safety Awareness month, which started March 1. In 2009, 106 pedestrians were injured in auto-related accidents in Berkeley. Three people died after being struck by cars while walking in a crosswalk, including 5-year-old Zachary Cruz. Police are trying to call attention to the problem.

Frances Dinkelspiel, Berkeleyside and CItyside co-founder, is a journalist and author. Her first book, Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman...