A woman struck by a 65-year-old driver late Sunday night in Santa Monica has succumbed to her injuries.
The woman was indentified by police as a 54-year-old transient. Her name was withheld pending notification of her family.
She was in a crosswalk on the east side of Lincoln Boulevard when a southbound car turning left onto Ashland Avenue struck her at about 10:30 p.m. She sustained major injuries and was taken to a local trauma center, where she died early Monday morning, according to the Santa Monica Police Department.
The driver of the vehicle was a Santa Monica resident. He "was cooperative throughout the investigation and was determined to not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol," said Sgt. Richard Lewis. "After being interviewed, he was released pending further investigation."
Anyone with information was asked to contact Investigator Jason Olson at (310) 458-8954 or St. Phillbo Rubish at (310) 458-8950 or the Santa Monica Police Department's 24/7 line at (310) 458-8495.