LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Los Angeles police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a 68-year-old woman Friday morning, officials said today.

The fatal incident happened about 5:30 a.m. near Western Avenue and 85th Street, Officer Sara Faden of the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The victim was walking westbound in a crosswalk from 85th when she was struck by a dark-colored medium-sized SUV traveling southbound on Western Avenue, Faden said.

The woman was taken to a hospital, where she died within an hour of the crash, Faden said. Her name was not released pending notification of kin.

Authorities urged anyone with information to contact the South Traffic Division at (323) 421-2500 or (877) LAPD-24-7.










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