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Victim of Fatal Playa del Rey Hit-and-Run ID'd as Video Game Director Brigitte Burdine

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Brigitte Burdine (via Kotaku)
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The woman who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver Tuesday night in Playa del Rey has been identified as 48-year-old Brigitte Burdine. Burdine "worked as a casting director on World of Warcraft and Socom 3: U.S. Navy Seals as well as other games," according to G4.Gaming site Kotaku adds:

Well known and admired for her work in an industry dominated by male co-workers and consumers, Burdine's games development work spanned more than a decade. Her IMDB profile lists the upcoming Mortal Kombat reboot as her most current project. She had worked on PS3 exclusives such as ModNation Racers, Infamous, Killzone 2 and the SOCOM series before that.

Burdine was walking home alone following a dinner date with her boyfriend. "Investigators believe that a dark-colored sedan traveling in an easterly direction on Culver Boulevard, in the number two lane, collided with Burdine who was walking in an easterly direction on Culver Boulevard," say the Los Angeles Police Department via an email release. They are looking for the vehicle, which may have front-end damage, as well as the suspect, for whom there is no description available.

Anyone with information about Burdine's hit-and-run accident or suspect is asked to contact the LAPD.