Video Released in Fatal Hit-and-Run in Santa Monica

The mother suffered severe head trauma and died as a result of her injuries.

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    Investigators released surveillance video of the car that may have struck a mother and her daughter before fleeing the scene. The mother died and the daughter was hospitalized. Jane Yamamoto reports from Santa Monica for the NBC4 News at 6 on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

    A 61-year-old woman has died after she and her 32-year-old daughter were struck by a hit-and-run driver in Santa Monica early Saturday morning, police said.

    A car struck the two pedestrians around 1 a.m. in the 1600 block of Ocean Avenue, just south of Seaside Terrace, as they were crossing the street, Santa Monica Police said.

    Mother Killed in Hit-and-Run in Santa Monica

    [LA] Mother Killed in Hit-and-Run in Santa Monica
    A 61-year-old mother was killed and her 32-year-old daughter was injured in a hit-and-run crash in Santa Monica early Saturday. The pair were crossing in the middle of a street when they were struck. Authorities are searching for the male driver. Reggie Kumar reports live for Today in LA on Saturday, March 22, 2014.

    The pair were not crossing the street at a crosswalk, officials said.

    According to police, the vehicle fled without stopping. The suspect’s vehicle is described as a silver sports coupe, possibly a two-door Infiniti G35, with tinted windows. It will likely have damage on its right front side.

    Police said they are looking at surveillance video in which a car matching that description was captured.

    The mother, a Wisconsin resident, was visiting her daughter at her home in Santa Monica. The mother suffered severe head trauma and died at the hospital as a result of her injuries, police said. The daughter suffered minor injuries.

    The Ocean Avenue exit off of Pacific Coast Highway was closed for a few hours Saturday morning as police investigated the incident.

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