A woman and her dog were struck and killed Sunday by a hit-and-run motorist in Costa Mesa.
The crash occurred at 6:53 a.m. in the area of Mesa Drive and Irvine Avenue, the California Highway Patrol reported.
The pair were in the crosswalk when they were struck by a silver sedan going southbound on Irvine Avenue, CHP Officer Florentino Olivera said.
A representative from the Orange County coroner’s office was called to the scene at 8:12 a.m., according to the CHP’s Traffic Incident Information Page. The vehicle that left the scene was described as possibly a Toyota Camry or a Mitsubishi with a spoiler.
There was some damage sustained to the right front of the vehicle, Olivera said.
“We had some witnesses,” he said. “We’re working some leads right now.”
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