OAKLAND (CBS SF) — Police in the East Bay on Friday night were investigating a fatal hit and run in Oakland that left a female victim in her 40s dead.
Investigators said the woman was struck near Bancroft and 98th Avenues in front of Elmhurst Middle School at around 3:30 p.m. after classes ended for the day. She was in a crosswalk, on her way to pick up her child.
The suspect vehicle then took off. Police said they are looking for a recent model white Nissan Maxima with damage to the front passenger side windshield.
The school district says the victim is the mother of a student at Elmhurst.
The Alameda County coroner’s office has identified her as 40-year-old Miesha Singleton from San Leandro.
“You have a hundred-plus people who witnessed the trauma,” said John Sasaki, a spokesman with the Oakland Unified School District. “I can’t imagine what they experienced.”
Grief counselors are helping those who witnessed the accident.
Anyone with information is asked to call police at (510) 777-3333
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