Police Search for Hit-and-Run Driver After Woman is Fatally Struck Twice

The driver who first hit the woman, killing her in the process, fled the scene.

A woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run motorist in Palmdale, the California Highway Patrol said Saturday.

The woman was walking southbound on Sierra Highway, south of Vincent View Road, at about 11:45 p.m. Friday when she was struck from behind, the CHP reported. She was identified as Tammi Johnson, of Acton.

Johnson, who was fatally struck by that motorist, was struck again by a 2006 Volvo S40, whose driver was located nearby.

The hit-and-run vehicle was described as silver, possibly a Lexus NX SUV that likely sustained front- and right-side damage, including a missing side-view mirror and shattered windshield.

The CHP's Antelope Valley office asked anyone with information regarding the death to call them at (661) 948-8541.

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