An 80-year-old woman who died after being struck by a hit-and-run driver has been identified as Salud Baragan of Orosi, the Tulare County Coroner’s Office said Thursday.
The driver was heading south near Frances Road and Albert Avenue in Orosi when his car hit the front passenger door of a black Honda Civic as Baragan was getting into the car about 6 p.m. Wednesday, the California Highway Patrol said.
The unknown driver fled in a faded blue 1990s Chevy Cavalier that may have a sticker in the rear window and probably has damage to the right front bumper and fender, CHP said.
The victim was taken to Kaweah Delta Medical Center in Visalia where she was pronounced dead.
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Anyone with information is asked to contact the California Highway Patrol at (559) 734-6767.