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Skateboarder killed in hit-and-run in Tarzana

A skateboarder was killed in a hit and run collision in Tarzana on Tuesday morning and authorities are asking for help to identify the driver.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the skater, described as a female in her thirties, was traveling down Tampa Avenue south of Oxnard Street around 12:30 a.m. when she was struck by a silver four-door sedan. .

The driver fled south of Tampa “without stopping, identifying himself or attempting to rescue,” officials said.

Video captured by OnScene.TV showed scattered debris and personal effects on the street near where the victim was lying. She was pronounced dead at the scene, according to LAPD officer J. Chaves.

The woman’s name has not been released pending notification to her family, officials said.

The vehicle that struck the woman is believed to be a 2013-2018 Toyota Avalon. Its front end was damaged in the crash, authorities said.

The collision follows another hit and run tragedy in Los Angeles this week, in which a mother was punched and killed while holding her 3-year-old son as she crossed a street in Playa Del Ray.

Anyone with information on either case is requested to contact the LAPD.