Crime

Hit and Run Leaves Victim in K-town

By Ian Lovett, 5/24/2010

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On May 17, at 11:30pm, a fatal hit-and run traffic incident occurred in the Koreatown area when a pedestrian was struck by a vehicle while walking on Olympic Boulevard.

The suspect, who was driving an unknown white sedan traveling westbound on Olympic Boulevard hit a 61-year-old African-American female pedestrian and continued driving.  The impact proved to be fatal, and the driver failed to stop and render aid as required by law.

The victim was identified by a coroner’s investigator; however, her identity will not be released until her family has been notified.

Anyone who may have additional information about this hit-and-run collision is urged to contact West Traffic Division, Detective Stephanie Banks at (213) 473-0227.

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