ACTON – A woman died Saturday morning after she was hit by a car while walking on a dirt shoulder in the Acton area, authorities said.
The crash happened around 2 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, on Crown Valley Road, just south Soledad Canyon Road, according to a California Highway Patrol report.
The victim was walking southbound on the west dirt shoulder of Crown Valley Road when she was struck by a vehicle that fled southbound on Crown Valley Road, according to the CHP report. The victim sustained fatal injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.
“A small white sedan with a large spoiler on the rear of the vehicle was seen leaving the scene of the traffic collision. This hit-and-run traffic collision is still under investigation,” the CHP report states.
The victim’s name is being withheld pending next of the kin notification, but she was a 41-year-old Hispanic female, according to the CHP report.
Anyone with information on this incident is encouraged to contact the Antelope Valley California Highway Patrol Office at 661-948-8541.
UPDATE: The victim was identified as 41-year-old Lilia Garcia, according to coroner’s Lt. David Smith. She had no official city of residence and was apparently homeless, officials said.
UPDATE: Family members who contacted the The AV Times said Lilia Garcia was not homeless. She was a compassionate mother of three who resided in Sun Valley, according to her family.
UPDATE: Lilia Garcia may not have died from being struck by a vehicle, and investigators are now seeking to speak with her boyfriend, Fabian Agustin Santiago. Read our updated story here.