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Woman in her 80s killed in Irwindale hit-and-run

Irwindale police searched for the driver of a car that hit and killed a female pedestrian in her 80s and then fled the scene

Irwindale police searched Friday for the driver of a car that hit and killed a female pedestrian in her 80s and then fled the scene.

The woman was crossing Live Oak Avenue on Stewart Avenue about 6 a.m. on her way to a bus stop when she was struck by the car, possibly a gray Ford Focus driven by a female, according to Irwindale police Lt. Mario Camacho.

Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics arrived and pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene, he said.

Investigators were still trying to determine the circumstances of the collision, but Camacho said the hit-and-run driver would face charges regardless of fault in the accident.

"Leaving the scene of a collision is a crime," he said.

The pedestrian's identity was not released. Camacho asked anyone with information about the collision, the driver or the vehicle -– which he said would have moderate to major front-end damage -– to contact Irwindale police at 626-430-2244.


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Photo: Family members of a woman killed by a hit-and-run driver grieve at the scene of the incident in Irwindale. Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

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