Police search for Mustang driver who sped off after deadly crash

FALLBROOK, Calif. — A woman was struck and killed late Friday in Fallbrook, and the car that hit her sped away.

It happened just before 9 p.m., when the woman was walking on East Alvarado Street near Alvarado Court, California Highway Patrol Officer Mark Latulippe said. The woman was in the eastbound lane of Alvarado Street when she was struck. The car did not stop and continued heading east after the crash, according to Latulippe.

Paramedics took the woman to a hospital, where she later died.

Offiicials said the car was believed to be a newer-model, red Ford Mustang.

Alvarado Street was closed near the crash scene from the time of the collision until about midnight.

Officers asked anyone with information on the crash to call the CHP at (858) 637-3800.