Woman killed by pickup truck; driver at large

NORTHRIDGE — A woman in Northridge was struck and killed by a white pickup truck whose driver then fled the scene on foot, police said Sunday. The accident happened about 5:20 a.m. in the area of Balboa Boulevard and Lassen Street, according to Detective Lisette Fuentes of the Los Angeles Police Department. The pickup truck was going southbound on Balboa Boulevard when it ran a red light and hit a grey sedan, killing the woman, Fuentes said.

The victim, a woman in her 50s, died at the scene, police said. According to the detective, witnesses said the driver of the pickup truck was possibly a woman in her 40s, and is believed to live nearby. “We believe that it’s a local person, possibly the city of Van Nuys, but we’re still working on that right now,” Fuentes said.

The LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division asked anyone who saw the crash to call them at 818-644-8000.

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