UC Santa Cruz student struck by car last week dies from injuries

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SANTA CRUZ (BCN)—A 20-year-old woman who suffered critical injuries after she was struck by a car during a hit-and-run last week in Santa Cruz died from her injuries Saturday, according to police.

The victim has been identified as University of California at Santa Cruz student Alexandria Arceneaux, police said.

Arceneaux had been at the hospitalized since the crash, which occurred on Oct. 30.

Around 1:55 a.m. officers responded to a report of a crash involving a pedestrian on southbound state Highway 1, between River and Mission streets, according to police.

The victim, later identified as Arceneaux, was crossing Highway 1 and was not in the crosswalk when a vehicle struck her. The vehicle then fled without stopping, police said.

Arceneaux had been walking home from a Halloween party on River Street with friends. She was immediately taken to a hospital following the crash.

Police are continuing to seek the vehicle that fled. The suspect vehicle is described as a 2010-2012 silver Honda CRV, which may have damage to the passenger side front bumper, according to police.

Police are encouraging local auto repair shops to help with identifying the suspect vehicle by reporting vehicles that match the description and or have damage that looks unusual. Anyone with information about the vehicle is asked to contact Santa Cruz police at (831) 420-5820.

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