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News Release

Monday, November 19, 2012

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Pedestrian Struck and Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver NR12527LG

Los Angeles:  Yesterday, at around 5:44 p.m., a traffic accident occurred at the intersection of 11th Street and Elden Avenue.  A dark, small vehicle, possibly a Mitsubishi or Honda, was traveling east on 11th Street, struck a pedestrian and fled the scene.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to find a 62-year-old Hispanic female lying in the street.  She sustained severe injuries and was transported to a local hospital for medical treatment where she was pronounced dead.  

The investigation is continuing and West Traffic Detectives are searching for witnesses who may have seen the collision.

Anyone with information about the incident should contact Detective Fischer, West Traffic Detectives (213) 473-0234.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips.”