69-Year-Old Woman Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash in Panorama City

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A 69-year-old woman was killed in a hit-and-run collision in the Panorama City neighborhood of the San Fernando Valley early Saturday morning, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

The woman was walking in a crosswalk in the area of Nordhoff Street and Tobias Avenue when a vehicle struck her and fled eastbound at about 5:39 a.m., LAPD Officer Tony Im said.

Juana De Jesus Rodriguez of Panorama City was pronounced dead at the scene, Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner-Coroner officials said.

The suspect vehicle was only described as a dark-colored sedan that was last seen headed eastbound on Nordhoff Street. No description of the driver was available.

The area was closed down for hours as officers investigated the fatal crash, video showed.

No further details were available.

KTLA's Alexis Lewis and Brian Day contributed to this report.

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