Pedestrian in hit & run crash dies at Hospital

November 21, 2019

SAN DIEGO – A 52-year-old woman who was gravely injured by a hit- and-run driver in the Logan Heights area Friday morning has died, authorities said yesterday.

Maria Estrada Romero of San Diego was struck around 11 AM Friday morning while walking near the intersection of Cesar Chavez Parkway according to information from the San Diego Police Department and the San Diego Medical Examiner’s Office.

A pickup truck hit her as its driver made a right turn from Cesar Chavez Parkway onto Kearney Ave, police said.

Romero was taken UC San Diego Medical Center, where doctors diagnosed her with a bleed between her brain and skull. Her condition worsened over the next two days and she was pronounced dead at 1:40 PM Sunday.

The suspect vehicle, described as a white Ford F-150 with a tinted back window and a white California sticker, took off north on Kearney Avenue after the collision.

The driver remains at large. The San Diego Police Department is investigating the crash.

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