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Hit-and-run driver kills woman in Compton

August 10, 2010 12:57:30 AM PDT
The search is on for the driver behind a hit-and-run accident in Compton that left one woman dead and sent her husband to the hospital on Monday night.Officials said the driver of a white SUV with tinted windows hit a silver SUV near Rosecrans and Dwight avenues at about 6 p.m.

The victims' vehicle hit a third vehicle before hitting a tree, while driver of the white SUV fled the scene.

The 39-year-old woman and her husband were rushed to a nearby hospital, where the woman later died from her injuries. The husband is still being treated for multiple injuries.

The people in the third vehicle were not hurt.

Anyone with information about the accident is urged to call the L.A. County Sheriff's Compton Station at (310) 605-6500.