The incident happened on the 4100 block of Cahuenga Boulevard near Lankershim Boulevard at about 9 p.m. Friday. Authorities say a woman in her 50s was crossing the street while pushing a shopping cart when a dark-colored sedan hit her and sped off. A second vehicle also struck the woman, but that driver stopped and is not expected to face any charges.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene. No further information about the victim was released.
An active search is under way for the first vehicle that sped off. The car is described as a black or blue four-door sedan with front-end damage or a broken windshield. The car was last seen heading north on Cahuenga Boulevard. Authorities say they are looking into surveillance footage from nearby businesses to aid their investigation.
If you have any information about this crash, you're urged to contact the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Division at (818) 644-8000.