A 48-year-old woman died Thursday after being critically injured when a vehicle struck and threw her off her motorcycle in a hit-and-run collision in Corona Wednesday night, authorities said.
Brenda Richardson, 48, of Eastvale, was traveling westbound on River Road when a vehicle turned onto her path from the opposite lanes and collided with her near Kalus Avenue about 7:40 p.m., according to the Corona Police Department.
Richardson was thrown from the motorcycle, suffering severe injuries.
The vehicle that hit her, described as a white or cream-colored sedan, fled the scene and was last seen heading east on Penrose Avenue, witnesses told police.
The woman was taken to a hospital, where she remained in critical condition Thursday morning before succumbing to her injuries later in the day, police said.
Police are searching for the driver responsible for the collision and said that the car involved would have significant damage to its passenger side.
The hit-and-run crash is under investigation, and no further details were available.
Anyone with information was encouraged to call Corona police Officer Jason Gardner at 951-817-5784 or email him at Jason.Gardner@CoronaCA.gov.