Tips Sought in 19-Year-Old Woman’s Hit-and-Run Death

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A California Highway Patrol cruiser. Photo by Chris Stone

Authorities asked the public Tuesday for help in identifying a hit-and-run motorist who was behind the wheel of an SUV that struck and killed a 19-year-old woman who was walking late at night on state Route 94 in Golden Hill.

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The vehicle, a gray or light-blue 2004- to 2008-model Toyota 4Runner, hit Briella Rojas on the westbound side of the freeway near 28th Street shortly before 10 p.m. on July 8, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Rojas died at the scene, CHP public-affairs Officer Jake Sanchez said. The driver left the area prior to the arrival of emergency personnel.

It was unclear why Rojas was on the roadway.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the Highway Patrol at (619) 220-5492 or (858) 637-3800.

City News Service

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