A police cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.
A police cruiser. Photo by John Schreiber.

A 23-year-old woman died Tuesday from injuries suffered in a hit-and-run collision on the Pomona (60) Freeway in Jurupa Valley.

Hillary Hicks of Ontario was struck from behind and fatally injured about 11:30 p.m. Monday on the westbound 60, just west of Mission Boulevard, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officer Dan Olivas said Hicks was in her 2004 Honda CRV when the driver of a 2008 Toyota Sienna plowed into the rear of the compact SUV.

“The force of the collision caused (the victim) to lose control of her vehicle,” Olivas said. “The Honda veered to the right, traveled off the right-side edge of the roadway, where it overturned down the embankment and collided with a tree. The victim was ejected from the vehicle as a result of the collision.”

Hicks was taken to Riverside Community Hospital, where she died two hours later.

According to Olivas, the Toyota was found not far from the crash, abandoned on the side of the road. The driver had fled.

No description of the suspect was available.

Anyone with information was asked to call the CHP Riverside office at (951) 637-8000.

–City News Service

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