Police search for driver in deadly hit-and-run

A driver hit and killed a woman before speeding off in Encanto Saturday night.

SAN DIEGO — Police are searching for a driver who sped off after hitting and killing a woman in Encanto Saturday night.

The woman was hit as she crossed the street around 6:30 p.m. at Imperial Avenue and Woodman Street, near Encanto Park. The victim had not been using a crosswalk as she walked across four lanes of traffic, the San Diego Police Department told FOX 5.

When officers arrived they found the woman lying in the street but no driver. Witnesses described the car only as a dark-colored vehicle that sped off to the west.

Imperial Avenue was closed between Woodman and 65th Street while investigators searched for witnesses and evidence.

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