CONCORD — For the second time in less than a week, police are hunting for a hit-run driver who fatally struck a pedestrian and then fled the scene.

Police say a woman walking along the side of northbound Route 202 just north of Pyle Road was struck about 10 p.m. Wednesday. Authorities say the woman, whose identity has not yet been released, was walking on the shoulder of the road when she was fatally struck. The driver of the vehicle then fled the scene.

Police do not have a description of the vehicle, but believe it would have substantial damage to the right front end of the vehicle and also may be missing a side-view mirror. Debris from the vehicle was strewn across the site.

Several lanes of Route 202 were closed for hours as police investigated.

Last week a woman crossing West Chester Pike in Newtown Square was struck and killed and the driver of that vehicle also left the scene.

Police say they have identified the driver of the vehicle, which has been recovered. No charges have yet been filed in that case. The investigation continues.

Willistown police responded to a hit-and-run crash that took place around 10:45 p.m. Saturday in the 5400 block of West Chester Pike in Newtown Square.

The pedestrian was struck and killed while crossing the eastbound lanes of travel. The striking vehicle was described as a newer, compact SUV, possibly a red Ford Explorer. The vehicle fled eastbound on West Chester Pike into Delaware County. The vehicle sustained extensive damage to the driver’s side front.

On Sunday, police received a call from the operator of the vehicle. Subsequently, the vehicle was located and impounded until a search warrant is obtained.

The victim was identified as Rubenia Lemus Cedilla, 28, of Upper Darby. She had just finished working at a nearby restaurant and was crossing West Chester Pike, walking to a bus stop, when she was struck and killed.

The operator’s identity is being withheld until the investigation is complete, the release issued Monday stated.

Anyone with information or may have witnessed the accident is asked to contact Willistown police at 610-251-0222.

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