PALMDALE – A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run collision late Thursday night in Palmdale, authorities said.
California Highway Patrol officers were called at 11:19 p.m. Thursday, May 11, to 20th Street and West Avenue N in Palmdale, where they found the victim in the roadway, CHP Officer Patrick Kimball told City News Service.
Witnesses said the vehicle drove away after hitting the pedestrian. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Kimball said. The victim’s name has not yet been released pending next of kin notification, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.
A Yellow Alert was activated Friday, May 12, by the California Highway Patrol. A Yellow Alert is activated when a person has been killed due to a hit-and-run incident and the law enforcement agency has specified information concerning the suspect or the suspect’s vehicle.
The suspect vehicle is a 2009 four-door dark gray Honda Civic with a California license plate 8TAS047. It lost its front bumper, license plate, a windshield wiper in the collision and is believed to have hood and windshield damage, according to the CHP. Anyone who sees this vehicle is encouraged to call 911.