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SAN DIEGO – A young woman died Thursday after a car hit her while she was crossing a South Bay street in a crosswalk, witnesses told police.

It happened around 9:15 a.m. near the intersection of Otay Mesa and Cactus roads, just south of Brown Field Municipal Airport, said San Diego police public-affairs Officer Billy Hernandez.

Witnesses told police that the victim was crossing Otay Mesa Road in a crosswalk when a silver Japanese sedan ran a red light and hit her. The driver fled the scene.

Firefighters and paramedics performed CPR on the woman for more than 20 minutes before pronouncing her dead at the scene, Oscene TV reported.

Police said the woman was 21 years old, but they withheld her name until her family could be notified.

The suspect vehicle was described as a silver Nissan Altima with possible damage to the front passenger side and was last seen northbound on Heritage Road, police said.