A 30-year-old Santa Monica woman has succumbed to injuries sustained in a hit-and-run about midnight Monday at Wilshire Boulevard and 21st Street.
The woman was walking northbound in a crosswalk on 21st when she was struck by a car headed west on Wilshire, the Santa Monica Police Department reported Monday night.
It is the second fatal hit-and-run in the city in the past week.
On July 10, a 29-year-old Venice woman was .
Investigator's responded to Monday's deadly crash at 12:16 a.m. The woman was taken to a local hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.
Via Twitter, a Venice resident who described the victim as an "amazing girl," said it was her birthday.
The car was a charcoal grey or black Toyota or similar type sedan with damage to the front grill, hood and driver side headlight. After crashing into the woman, the driver continued west on Wilshire Blvd to 15th Street, then east to California Avenue and out of sight, according to police.
At night, many of the intersections along Wilshire Boulevard are poorly lit with no flashing lights to alert drivers when pedestrians cross.