Oceanside police are looking for the driver of a silver Honda Civic believed to have been involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision late Sunday.
A woman was found unconscious in the westbound lanes of Mission Avenue, east of Interstate 5 just before 8 p.m., Oceanside police said.
Witnesses told police the woman was walking southbound across the street when a vehicle traveling at approximately 70 or 80 mph struck the woman.
Residents familiar with the crosswalk said it is usually a safe intersection.
I'm shocked, I hate to see members of the Oceanside community killed, hit by drunk drivers, things like that," said Johnathan Lorenzo, an Oceanside resident.
The vehicle was described as a silver, 1998 Honda Civic with California license 7HJW533. The driver, police said, was described as male with a beard and a baseball hat.
The Honda was last seen getting on Interstate 5 north from Mission Avenue.
One witness followed the suspect vehicle and saw it exit eastbound SR-76. Oceanside police said the vehicle was last seen near Loretta Street.
The pedestrian died at the scene, police said.
Anyone with information can call (760) 435-4900 or (760) 435-4882.