Officials Sunday released the name of a 62-year-old woman who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run vehicle in the Broadway-Manchester area of Los Angeles.

The woman was identified as Trina Newman-Townsend of Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

The crash was reported at 3:27 p.m. Saturday at Broadway and 88th Street, according to Officer Matthew Cruz of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Newman-Townsend was pronounced dead at the scene, Cruz said.

ABC7 reported that she was a mother, grandmother and community activist who helped raise foster children.

The LAPD’s Central Traffic Division urged anyone with information about the crash to call them at 213-833-3746, 877-527-3247 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip.

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