Woman struck, killed by vehicle on El Cajon street

Posted at 5:49 AM, Feb 15, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-15 15:06:15-05

EL CAJON, Calif. (KGTV) - Police are searching for a vehicle that struck and killed a woman on an El Cajon street Thursday morning.

Shortly after 4:30 a.m., police said a man on his way to work spotted a woman lying on the road in the 1000 block of South Sunshine Avenue, near Chase Avenue.

Responding paramedics rushed the woman to the hospital, but 10News learned she died from her injuries. It remains unknown when exactly the woman was struck.

The woman is believed by neighbors to be a transient, who was known for her smile and kindness.

Mike, who lives in the area, told 10News, "She never caused trouble with people, [she was] friendly with the neighbors; the neighbors were nice to her."

The woman was not immediately identified because she did not have identification.

Officers scoured the area looking for damaged vehicles, but a vehicle description was not immediately available.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call El Cajon police at (619) 579-3311.