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Woman riding skateboard on street killed in Tarzana hit-and-run

A woman who was riding a skateboard in Tarzana was killed early Tuesday when she was hit by a car that fled the scene, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

The woman, who was described as being in her 30s, was riding her skateboard outside of a marked crosswalk around 12:30 a.m. when she was hit by a silver Toyota Avalon at 6043 N. Tampa Ave., according to LAPD.

The car was possibly a 2013 – 2018 model and was identified by police by debris left at the scene.

Police said the car, which fled southbound on Tampa Avenue without the driver stopping to render aid to the victim, would have heavy front end damage.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the scene and pronounced the woman dead.

Tampa was temporarily closed from Topham to Oxnard Street while investigators were on scene. It reopened just before 6 a.m.

The investigation in ongoing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Valley Traffic Division Det. Wade at 818-644-8036.

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