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A 67-year-old Downey woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Lakewood last night.
Teresa Hernandez and her adult daughter were walking across South Street towards Lakewood Regional Medical Center at about 9:56 p.m. when Hernandez was struck by a vehicle. The car fled westbound towards Downey Avenue.
The daughter was not hurt.
Witnesses described the vehicle as a compact black Nissan or Honda. It likely has extensive front end damage.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Lakewood Sheriff’s Station at (562) 623-3500.