WOODLAND HILLS (CBSLA) – The search is underway for a driver who struck and killed a woman who was walking on the shoulder of Topanga Canyon Boulevard Wednesday night.
The woman in her 40s was struck in the 4200 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, near the Woodland Park Estates neighborhood, just after 7:30 p.m., according to California Highway Patrol.
The circumstances of the crash were not confirmed. It’s unclear if the woman died on scene or at a hospital. She was not identified.
“We really have little leads to go on and so we’re reaching out to the public,” said the C.H.P. “After talking with witnesses, we think this pedestrian could have been hit between 545 p.m. and 630 p.m. last night.
The area is remote with very few houses nearby. The woman was wearing all black clothing with no reflective vest or lights, officers added.
“When C.H.P. officers arrived on the scene, evidence suggested the pedestrian was hit by a vehicle while walking southbound on the right shoulder,” the agency said in a statement.
The vehicle, which was also going south, fled in an unknown direction, according to CHP, which said the crash occurred about 6 p.m.
The vehicle was described by the C.H.P. as a sedan with damage to its front headlight.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, according to the C.H.P. and the coroner’s office.
Topanga Canyon was shut down for several hours but has since reopened.
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