Pedestrian Killed in Sun Valley Hit-and-Run

Rebecca Garcia Saldana is fatally struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon.

A pedestrian was killed while walking in a crosswalk in Sun Valley, police announced Friday.

The fatal collision occurred at around 3:40 p.m. Thursday at the intersection of Whitsett Avenue and Stagg Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

A motorist in a 2010 Honda Odyssey van was traveling westbound on Stagg and struck the victim while turning left onto Whitsett, police said.

The pedestrian, identified as 44-year-old Rebecca Garcia Saldana of North Hollywood, suffered severe injuries and was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, police said.

No arrests have been made.

Detectives continued to search for witnesses.

Authorities urged anyone with information regarding this fatal crash to contact the LAPD Valley Traffic Division at 818-644-8032.


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