The coroner Monday released the name of a Woodland Hills woman struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while walking near a manufactured home community in Topanga Canyon.

Afsaneh Bashirzad Daneshvar, 40, died from blunt force trauma, the coroner’s office said.

Officers were called about 7:40 p.m. Wednesday to the 4000 block of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, near the Woodland Park Estates, for a report of a pedestrian dead on the side of the road, according to the California Highway Patrol’s West Valley station.

“When CHP officers arrived on scene, evidence suggested the pedestrian was hit by a vehicle while walking southbound on the right shoulder,” the CHP said in a statement.

The southbound vehicle fled in an unknown direction, according to CHP, which said the crash occurred about 6 p.m.

The vehicle was described by the CHP as a sedan with damage to a front headlight.

CHP asked anyone with information on the crash to call the West Valley Area Office at 818-888-0980, or contact Investigator Braker at or Investigator Villamizar at

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