Authorities Identify Pasadena Woman Struck and Killed in Hit and Run Collision Sunday Night

Coroner said woman was Jessica Torres, 27. Police ask the public to help them find the white SUV with front end damage which killed a young Pasadena woman Sunday night

Published : Monday, October 22, 2018 | 8:22 AM

Pasadena firefighters and paramedics at the scene of the October 21, 2018 fatal collision. Photo provided by a Pasadena Now reader.

The Pasadena woman who was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver as she crossed North Fair Oaks Avenue just north of Claremont Street about 7:20 p.m. Sunday was 27-year-old Jessica Torres, a coroner’s spokesperson said.

A white sports utility vehicle heading north struck her as she crossed the street in the 1100 block. Her parents lived nearby, according to a neighbor.

The impact launched Torres airborne into and under a parked car, according to police and a witness.

Pasadena Fire Dept. paramedics found Torres unresponsive and suffering major injuries. The paramedics were unable to revive her and she died at the scene, according to Pasadena Lt. Mark Goodman.

She was not crossing in a crosswalk when she was hit.

The suspect fled the scene in the SUV, continuing north then turning east onto Washington Boulevard.

Goodman said that the suspect’s SUV should have substantial front-end damage.

Authorities have not identified the woman, pending notification of next of kin.

The Pasadena Police Major Accident Investigation Team shut down North Fair Oaks Avenue to investigate the collision from about 8 p.m. Sunday until 12:45 a.m. Monday morning.

Anyone with information regarding the incident was asked to call the Pasadena Police Department at (626) 744-4241. Tips may also be submitted anonymously to L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.

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