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Woman killed, daughter hurt in hit-and-run, Santa Monica police say

A woman was killed and her 32-year-old daughter injured early Saturday when they were struck by a hit-and-run driver near the Santa Monica Pier, police said.

The 61-year-old Wisconsin woman and her daughter, who lives in Santa Monica, were crossing the street near the 1600 block of Ocean Avenue about 1 a.m. when they were hit, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.

The daughter suffered minor injuries, police said, but the mother had "major head trauma" and was unresponsive when emergency workers arrived. The mother was given CPR and taken to an area hospital, but died within an hour.

The vehicle, described as a silver sports couple with tinted windows, was last seen driving south on Ocean Avenue, police said. The driver was believed to be a man.

The women's names have not been released.

The Pacific Coast Highway's Ocean Avenue exit was closed for several hours after the incident. Santa Monica police said their major accident response team was handling the investigation.


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