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Police investigate two hit-and-run deaths in San Fernando Valley

March 17, 2012 |  9:22 am

Police are investigating two separate hit-and-run deaths that occurred early Saturday in the San Fernando Valley.

The first incident occurred around 2:20 a.m. near the intersection of Victory Boulevard and Kester Avenue in Van Nuys, said Sgt. Jimmy Chong of the Los Angeles Police Department. A vehicle struck a pedestrian who was crossing about 30 to 40 feet west of the crosswalk, Chong said.

The driver fled the scene, Chong said, but around 4 a.m. he turned himself in at an area police station. Neither the driver's nor the victim’s identity were immediately released.

Around 6:30 a.m., police responded to a report of a body on the street at the intersection of Van Nuys Boulevard and Glenoaks Boulevard in Pacoima, Chong said. A victim, described as a woman about 80 years old, was struck by a vehicle, possibly a silver Nissan SUV, which fled the scene, Chong said.

Detectives were investigating leads on the second hit-and-run. Police did not release the victim's identity.

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