1 arrested after woman dies from being struck in 2 hit-and-runs in Van Nuys

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A woman in her 50s died late Wednesday evening after she was struck by two hit-and-run drivers on a street in Van Nuys, authorities said. (KABC)

A woman in her 50s died late Wednesday evening after she was struck by two hit-and-run drivers on a street in Van Nuys, authorities said. One driver has since been arrested.

The incident took place about 11:20 p.m. at the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Stagg Street, where the victim was in a crosswalk, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Surveillance video acquired by detectives showed a vehicle striking the woman as it made a turn at the intersection where the the incident took place. The driver of the first was identified as 24-year-old Eric Limon. He has been arrested.

A witness stopped after the initial collision and said the victim was then struck by a gold older-model Toyota Camry. The second driver - believed to be a woman - fled the scene and remains on the loose.

The unidentified woman was pronounced dead at the scene.

"For anybody that can provide us leads that would lead to the identification, arrest and conviction of that driver or drivers may be entitled to" a $50,000 reward, said LAPD Detective Bill Bustos. "So if anybody knows what happened here ... we encourage them to please contact the Los Angeles Police Department."

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