Costa Mesa police are searching for the driver of a car in a fatal hit-and-run that killed a 64-year-old woman. (Shutterstock)COSTA MESA, CA — Police are looking for the driver of a car involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision that killed a 64-year-old woman in Costa Mesa Wednesday evening. Witnesses described the car in the collision as a possibly silver-colored Toyota sedan with damage to its front end and windshield, the Costa Mesa Police Department said. The collision happened around 9 p.m. Wednesday, on Fairview Road south of Baker Street. Find out what’s happening in Newport Beach-Corona Del Marwith free, real-time updates from Patch.Let’s go!The woman, identified as Linda Lefler, was attempting to cross the street and was struck by a car that fled from the area, Costa Mesa police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Police said Lefler was not in a marked crosswalk at the time of the collision. Find out what’s happening in Newport Beach-Corona Del Marwith free, real-time updates from Patch.Let’s go!Anyone with information on the collision or security camera footage of the area can contact Costa Mesa Police Traffic Investigator Luis Gomez at 714-754-5264.Get more local news delivered straight to your inbox. Sign up for free Patch newsletters and alerts.ThankReply Share
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