Witnesses Sought in Hit-and-Run That Killed Woman on 10 Freeway

Authorities investigating an early morning hit-and-run crash that left a woman dead on the 10 Freeway in West Covina were asking for any potential witnesses to come forward with information in the case.

A woman was in the middle of the eastbound 10 Freeway near the Sunset Avenue exit about 3:30 a.m. Wednesday when she was struck by a vehicle that kept going, the California Highway Patrol said.

Passersby reported seeing a body, but could not tell whether it was human or animal, the CHP said.

About 10 minutes later, CHP officers arrived to the scene. The woman was declared dead, and investigators determined that she had been fatally struck in a hit-and-run crash.

Her identity has not been released because her family has not yet been notified.

Three freeway lanes were closed for about three hours while officers investigated.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Baldwin Park CHP station at 626-338-1164.


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Whitney Irick contributed to this report.

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