Los Angeles Times

Woman killed in Tarzana hit-run

- By Hayley Smith

A skateboard­er was killed in a hit-and-run collision in Tarzana early Tuesday and authoritie­s are asking for help identifyin­g the driver.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the skateboard­er, described as a woman in her early 30s, was traveling on Tampa Avenue south of Oxnard Street around 12:30 a.m. when she was struck by a silver fourdoor sedan.

The driver fled south on Tampa “without stopping, identifyin­g themselves or attempting to render aid,” officials said.

Video captured by OnScene.TV showed scattered debris and personal belongings in the street near where the victim lay. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to LAPD Officer J. Chaves.

The woman’s name has not been released pending notificati­on of her family, officials said.

The vehicle that struck the woman is believed to be a 2013-2018 Toyota Avalon. Its front end was damaged in the crash, authoritie­s said.

The collision follows another hit-and-run tragedy in Los Angeles this week, in which a mother was struck and killed while holding her 3-year-old son as she crossed a street in Playa del Rey.

Anyone with informatio­n about either case is asked to contact the LAPD.

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