A 50-year-old woman fatally struck in a hit-and-run in Pittsburg on Sunday evening has been identified by the Contra Costa County coroner's office as Bay Point resident Michelle Braz.

Pittsburg police responded shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday to reports of a collision involving a truck and a pedestrian on Willow Pass Road near Mountain View Avenue.

The truck was heading west on Willow Pass when it allegedly veered off the roadway, hit a light pole and then struck the pedestrian, who was pushing a shopping cart on the sidewalk, police said.

Officers arrived to find the pedestrian, Braz, who was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

The truck and its driver fled and had not been found as of this morning, police Capt. Ron Raman said.

The truck was described as a silver 2005 or newer Chevrolet truck that was last seen fleeing west on Willow Pass Road, police said.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Pittsburg police at (925) 427-7369.



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