A woman was struck and killed by a vehicle Thursday in the south Los Angeles area, and police sought public help to find the hit-and-run driver.

The woman, believed to be in her 30s, died about 4:30 a.m. near 105th Street and Avalon Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. She was either dislodged from the top of the vehicle or dragged by it for a couple of blocks after the initial impact, an officer at the scene ssaid.

The victim’s name was withheld, pending notification of her relatives. Neighbors said she lived nearby and was often seen walking in the area.

Investigators did not immediately release a description of the vehicle or driver.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the LAPD’s South Traffic Division at 323-421-2577.

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