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Woman Killed In Hit-And-Run While Crossing Long Beach Street

LONG BEACH (CBSLA) — A woman was killed while walking Thanksgiving night in Long Beach.

Police say officers were flagged down Thursday at about 9:30 p.m. on Pacific Avenue, north of Pacific Coast Highway, about a crash involving a vehicle and a pedestrian.

Officers found the woman, who was ultimately pronounced dead at the scene. She was identified as 30-year-old Erica Cardenas of Long Beach. Police believe she had been walking in an unmarked crosswalk when she was struck by a sedan driving at a high rate of speed south on Pacific Avenue.

The driver did not stop after the crash and drove away from the area. The suspect vehicle was described as a dark-colored sedan with major front-end damage.

Anyone with information about the crash can contact detectives Kelsey Myers or Kevin Matter at (562) 570-7355.

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