Woman In Panorama City Struck And Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver

A 69-year-old woman in Panorama City was struck and killed Saturday morning by a hit-and-run motorist in a dark-colored sedan.

The crash occurred a little before 5:40 a.m. in the area of Nordhoff Street and Tobias Avenue, said Officer Tony Im of the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section.

The motorist in the dark-colored sedan was going eastbound on Nordhoff Street when the car struck the pedestrian, who was walking southbound in the crosswalk, Im said.

The vehicle fled eastbound on Nordhoff Street and the victim was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.

The victim was identified as Juana DeJesus Rodriguez, according to the coroner. 

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