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Wisconsin Woman Killed in Santa Monica Hit-and-Run ID'd

Police are still searching for the suspect, who may have been driving an Infiniti G35.

Kathryn Theis is the woman struck and killed early Saturday in Santa Monica while crossing Ocean Avenue. Patch file photo.
Kathryn Theis is the woman struck and killed early Saturday in Santa Monica while crossing Ocean Avenue. Patch file photo.

A Wisconsin woman fatally injured in a hit-and-run on Ocean Avenue in Santa Monica early Saturday was identified today.

Kathryn Theis, 61, was fatally struck in the 1700 block of Ocean Boulevard, as she and her 32-year-old daughter crossed the road about 1 a.m. near Loew's Hotel, according to police and a coroner's spokesman.

The daughter, reportedly a Santa Monica resident, suffered minor injuries, police said.

The suspect vehicle, which should have front-end damage, was described as a silver sports coupe with tinted windows, Santa Monica police Sgt. Jay Moroso said. According to broadcast reports, the car may have been an Infiniti G35.

--City News Service


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