LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A woman was struck and killed by a fleeing vehicle early Saturday morning in the Westlake District.

The hit-and-run crash occurred just before 2 a.m. at the intersection of West 2nd and Emerald streets, according to Los Angeles police.

The pedestrian, now identified as 47-year-old Eugenia Pelagio of Anaheim, was transported from the scene but died at the hospital, the LAPD said.

The vehicle was described as a gray SUV, possibly a Ford Explorer.  The driver never slowed down or stop to render aid, officials said.

The vehicle fled eastbound on 2nd Street, according to the LAPD.

Anyone with information about this accident is asked to call LAPD Central Traffic Division detectives at (213) 833-3713.

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