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Sacramento woman, 68, killed in hit-and-run collision

Firefighters extricated the victim of a hit-and-run crash from a vehicle at Grove and El Camino avenues on Oct. 8, 2016.
Firefighters extricated the victim of a hit-and-run crash from a vehicle at Grove and El Camino avenues on Oct. 8, 2016. Sacramento Fire Department

A 68-year-old Sacramento woman died after a collision from which the other driver fled Saturday night, authorities said.

The Sacramento County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as Bertha Bartholomew of Sacramento.

The hit-and-run driver was heading east on El Camino Avenue about 10 p.m. and the victim was driving north on Grove Avenue when the cars collided, according to a Sacramento Police Department news release.

The hit-and-run driver, identified only as a man, fled before police arrived, said Matthew McPhail, a police spokesman. Police did not issue a vehicle description.

Bartholomew was pronounced dead at a hospital.

No arrests had been made, police said.

Jessica Hice: 916-321-1550, @JesserPea

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