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Pacoima woman, 79, killed in double hit-run

The intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Mercer Street in Pacoima is shown.

March 18, 2012 12:00:00 AM PDT
The search is on for the driver who struck and killed a 79-year-old woman at Glenoaks Boulevard and Mercer Street in Pacoima.

Virginia Ramirez of Pacoima was crossing the street at about 6 a.m. Saturday at an unmarked crosswalk when the driver hit her.

Police say the driver got out of his vehicle, looked at the victim lying in the street, and then drove away without helping her. Witnesses describe the car as possibly a red Nissan Frontier.

A second car, possibly a white Chevrolet Monte Carlo, hit Ramirez and also drove away.

If you have any information regarding this incident, you're urged to contact police at (877) LAPD-24-7.

City News Service contributed to this report.