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Pedestrian Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver Near Santa Monica Beachfront

The Hotel California on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica (Photo by hercwad via the LAist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)
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A woman walking on the street in Santa Monica was killed and her daughter was hospitalized after they were struck by a hit-and-run driver this morning.The two women were walking across the street at the 1700 block of Ocean Avenue at 1 a.m. this morning when they were hit, City News Service reports. The 61-year-old woman who was killed died at an area hospital at about 2 a.m.; her 32-year-old daughter was hospitalized with minor injuries.

The driver was in a silver sports coupe with tinted windows, according to Santa Monica Police Department Sgt. Jay Moroso.

The Ocean Avenue exit from Palisades Beach Road (which is what Pacific Coast Highway is called in that area) was closed until 8 a.m. today, Moroso said.