OCEAN AVE — A mother was killed and her daughter was hospitalized after they were struck by a vehicle as they were walking near the Santa Monica Pier early Saturday morning.

The 61-year-old mother from Wisconsin was visiting her 32-year-old daughter, a resident of Santa Monica. They were struck as they jaywalked across the 1600 block of Ocean Avenue around 1 a.m., police said.

Responding officers found the mother unresponsive. She died at a local hospital around 2 a.m. after suffering major head trauma. Her daughter suffered minor injuries, and is expected to be OK.

The suspect was described as a Caucasian male. The vehicle is described as a silver or gray 2003 Infinity G35 with tinted windows and obvious front-end damage on the passenger side.

The Ocean Avenue exit from Palisades Beach Road was closed following the incident, and reopened around 8 a.m., according to reports.

Investigators were following up with nearby businesses in hopes that surveillance cameras may have captured the incident on camera.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to contact Santa Monica police at (310) 458-8491.



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