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Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Pedestrian on the Sunset Strip [Update]

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Outside the Roxy, August 2007 (Photo by nicadlr via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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A 21-year-old woman walking in a crosswalk was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver on the Sunset Strip last night in West Hollywood, according to KTLA.

According to witnesses, the woman had been at a concert at the Roxy, and was walking just ahead of a group of people when she crossed Sunset Boulevard at Hammond Street just before midnight last night. She was "thrown more than 50 feet and died on the scene."

Authorities are searching for the driver of the vehicle, which is described as a "dark-colored Bentley." They plan to use surveillance footage from area businesses to help identify the suspect.

UPDATE: The Bentley involved in the fatal accident has been located, though its driver remains at large, according to KTLA. "The vehicle was found running along Westmount Drive, west of La Cienega Blvd. [and] was registered out of Bakersfield."