SUN VALLEY ( — Authorities said a 44-year-old woman was killed in Sun Valley Thursday after being struck by a van.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, Rebecca Garcia Saldana of North Hollywood was crossing the intersection of Whitsett Avenue and Stagg Street about 3:40 p.m. when she was struck.

A driver in a 2010 Honda Odyssey van was traveling west on Stagg and hit Saldana while turning left onto Whitsett, police said.

The victim suffered severe injuries and was taken to a hospital but pronounced dead after arrival.

No arrests were made.

Authorities are looking for witnesses and urged anyone who saw the accident to contact the LAPD Valley Traffic Division at (818) 644-8032.

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