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Escondido woman struck, killed by hit-and-run driver at SR-78

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Posted at 2:50 PM, Apr 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-03 17:50:22-04

ESCONDIDO, Calif. (KGTV) — Police are searching for the driver responsible for hitting and killing a woman on a North County freeway this week.

A person lying on the right shoulder of westbound State route 78 under the Rock Springs Rd. overcrossing was reported to police just after 6 a.m. Wednesday, according to California Highway Patrol.

Escondido Fire Department and CHP found a 26-year-old female from Escondido, who appeared to have been hit by a vehicle, dead on the right shoulder.

No vehicle was found at the scene. CHP is investigating how and why the woman was on the freeway.

The suspect vehicle is described as a 2017/2018 Mercedes Benz E-Class sedan and believed to be green. CHP said the vehicle should have damage to its right front fender and wheel well.

Anyone with information on the collision is asked to call CHP at 858-637-3800.