A hit and run leaves an 18-year-old dead

SANTA MARIA, Calif. - A pedestrian was hit and killed Sunday evening, police are still looking for the suspect.

The driver of a Ford Explorer was driving southbound on SR-135 approaching Winter and Goodwin Roads when a pedestrian stepped into the crosswalk against the red pedestrian signal and into on-coming traffic, according to CHP.

The woman was hit by the Explorer and thrown approximately 150 feet.  The driver fled the scene while,  the woman suffered fatal injuries.

The Santa Maria California Highway Patrol is looking for any witnesses to the crash to come forward:  805-593-3333.

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