Police Seek Help Finding Fatal Hit-And-Run Motorist in Wilmington

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WILMINGTON (CNS) - Authorities today sought the public's help to find the hit-and-run motorist responsible for fatally injuring a woman who was sleeping on a sidewalk in the Wilmington area.

The woman, in her 60s, was injured about 1:45 a.m. Saturday at E Street and Figueroa Place, and she died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Her name was withheld, pending notification of her relatives.

According to police, the woman was hit by a white GMC SUV that ran off the roadway.

The suspect, who exited the vehicle, then abandoned it at the scene, fleeing in a second car described as a Nissan Altima, police said.

``The Altima fled eastbound on E Street and left the GMC SUV abandoned on the sidewalk,'' police said.

No description was available of the suspect.

A standing reward of up to $50,000 has been offered by the city of Los Angeles for information that helps solve a fatal hit-and-run.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the LAPD South Traffic Division at 323-421-2500, 323-421-2577 or 877-LAPD-247. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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