HIGHLAND PARK (CBSLA.com) — The public’s help is needed to find the driver of a car suspected of striking 57-year-old woman walking in a crosswalk in Highland Park.

Gloria Ortiz, 57, was fatally injured about 7:50 p.m. Sunday when she was struck by an older-model Honda Civic, Los Angeles police officials said. Ortiz was crossing Avenue 50, near San Marcos Place, in a marked crosswalk.

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Police say the driver never braked and fled south on Avenue 50.

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Witnesses told police the driver of the car was possibly a male Hispanic distracted by his cellphone.

The suspect’s car is likely to have damage to the windshield, police said.

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Anyone with information about the car or who may have seen the collision can call Central Traffic Division Detective Felix Padilla at (213) 486-0753.