A UC Santa Cruz student from Los Angeles has died of critical injuries she received in an Oct. 30 hit-and-run crash.
Alexandria Arceneaux, 20, died Saturday at a Bay Area-area hospital with her Los Angeles family by her side, according to a Santa Cruz Police Department media release.
Arceneaux, who lived in Lawndale prior to attending UC Santa Cruz, was in her junior year and studied theater arts, the Santa Cruz Sentinel reported.
Arceneaux was hit just before 2 a.m. Oct. 30 as she walked southbound on Highway 1 between River Street and Mission Street, not far from the UC Santa Cruz campus. She was transported to a Bay Area trauma center in critical condition, according to the release.
Gina Williams, Arceneaux’s mother who lives in Lawndale, told the Santa Cruz Sentinel that she received the first call about her daughter around 2 a.m. Sunday from a friend at the scene. Her daughter, who had been attending a pre-Halloween party, was not alone, Williams told the newspaper.
Police are continuing their search for the driver whose vehicle struck Arceneaux. They believe the vehicle involved was a 2010-2012 silver Honda CRV. It would have passenger side and front bumper damage, according to the release.
Anyone who has information about the suspect car and driver, or who may have witnessed the collision, is encouraged to contact the SCPD at 831-420-5820.