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84-year-old Ventura County woman dies in what authorities are calling a hit-and-run collision

Nathan Dumalo


Detectives are looking for potential witnesses.

Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run collision in a Ventura County apartment complex which left an 84-year-old woman dead.

It happened in the 2000 block of Los Feliz Drive in Thousand Oaks. Ventura County Sheriff’s deputies were called to the scene just after midnight Sunday by reports of an injured woman on the ground.

First responders were unable to save the woman. Sheila Pluntke of Thousand Oaks was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators say Pluntke's injuries were consistent with being hit by a vehicle. They are looking for potential witnesses.

Lance Orozco has been News Director of KCLU since 2001, providing award-winning coverage of some of the biggest news events in the region, including the Thomas and Woolsey brush fires, the deadly Montecito debris flow, the Borderline Bar and Grill attack, and Ronald Reagan's funeral.