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Female pedestrian killed in S. LA hit-and-run

January 22, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A female pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in South Los Angeles near 66th and Figueroa streets.According to the California Highway Patrol, a pickup truck traveling westbound on Figueroa Street hit the woman and fled the scene at about 10:40 p.m. Friday.

The woman was transported to an area hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The identity of the victim was not immediately released.

The driver was described as a Hispanic man with a beard and the suspect vehicle was described as a beige or gray Ford F-150. Authorities said the truck may have front end damage.

CHP said the driver may have headed eastbound on Gage Avenue from Figueroa to the 110 Freeway.

If you have any information regarding this incident, you're urged to contact the Los Angeles Police Department at (877) LAPD-24-7 or (877) 527-3247.

City News Service contributed to this report.