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30-Year-Old Woman Struck And Killed On Wilshire Boulevard In Santa Monica

Posted Jul. 16, 2012, 2:50 pm

Brenton Garen / Editor-in-Chief

A 30-year-old female Santa Monica resident was struck and killed by a charcoal grey or black Toyota -- or similar type sedan -- in a hit-and-run on Wilshire Boulevard early Monday morning.

Officers from the Santa Monica Police Department responded to the 21st Street and Wilshire Blvd. regarding the collision at 12:16 a.m.

SMPD Sgt. Richard Lewis said the preliminary initial investigation revealed that the driver of the vehicle was traveling westbound on Wilshire Boulevard.

“The victim, a 30-year-old female Santa Monica resident, was walking northbound on 21st Street in the east crosswalk. Based on independent witnesses, the victim was struck by the suspect vehicle. As a result of the collision, the victim was transported to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries.”

Sgt. Lewis said the driver of the vehicle failed to stop for the collision and continued westbound on Wilshire Boulevard to northbound 15th Street, then eastbound California Avenue and out of sight.

Investigators from the Santa Monica Police Department’s Major Accident Response Team (MART) responded and assumed the investigation, which is ongoing at this time.

The suspect vehicle is described as a charcoal grey or black Toyota or similar type sedan, which will have damage to the front grill, hood and driver side headlight assembly. There is no information on the driver at this time.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Investigators Chris Dawson or Jason Olson at 310.458.8954 or Sergeant Phillbo Rubish at 310.458.8950 or the Santa Monica Police Department (24 hours) at 310.458.8495.

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Jul. 17, 2012, 1:14:08 am

Diana said...

It was her 30th birthday. This coward murdered her on her birthday. She was full of love, life and light and this person has robbed the world. Please, if any of you have any information, PLEASE come forward.

Jul. 17, 2012, 2:44:10 am

kathleen Owens said...

The pedestrians who walk in crosswalks are at RISK at being HIT by a car. Many drivers do not understand about the crosswalks and the pedestrians having the right of way. And pedestrians crossing can be obscured by other vehicles especially 4X4's and trucks so that they are not seen.

Jul. 17, 2012, 2:58:55 am

Diana said...

There is no excuse for hitting a human being with a car and leaving them there to die. NONE. Whether or not anyone understands the rules of the road, the rules of humanity always apply.

Jul. 17, 2012, 3:13:20 am

Stef said...

Sorry to hear this news ...Santa Monica Cross Walks - the most dangerous crosswalks and even at the signals, very iffy! I walk my dog(s) everyday for years and know first hand how risky it is getting across the streets.

Jul. 17, 2012, 7:33:09 am

Tracy said...

This is just awful. As a Santa Monica Resident who walks her dog and child frequently in the area this really upsets me. If you can't follow the rules of the road and be a decent human being stay out of our city! Rest in peace.

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