Menifee police asked Monday for the public’s help identifying a motorist who struck and killed a woman on Highway 74, then fled the scene.
The deadly hit-and-run happened about 11:30 p.m. Friday in the 27300 block of the highway, near Trumble Road, on the north end of the city, according to the Menifee Police Department.
Lt. Abigail Valle said the victim, whose identity has not been confirmed, was walking alongside the corridor when she was hit by a pickup truck going in an unknown direction, at an unknown speed.
The driver did not stop, according to Valle. Passing motorists found the victim in the roadway and called 911.
Riverside County Fire Department personnel reached the location within a few minutes and attempted life-saving measures, but the victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Valle said.
“During the investigation, officers located evidence suggesting the vehicle … may be a large-framed, full-size pickup, possibly a Dodge Ram 4500 model,” the lieutenant said. “The truck should have moderate damage to the front driver’s side area.”
No other details were available.
Anyone with information was asked to contact the police department at 951-723-1500.