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News Release

Saturday, March 10, 2007

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Woman Struck and Killed Crossing Street

Los Angeles: Detectives are asking for the public's help in identifying the driver of a SUV who fatally struck and killed a 57-year-old woman.

On Saturday, March 10, 2007 at about 5:00 a.m., a fatal hit and run occurred in the 800 block of North Alameda Street near Union Station. The victim was attempting to cross Alameda Street, when she was struck by a SUV traveling northbound on Alameda Street. A witness described the suspect car as a gray Toyota Sequoia Sports Utility Vehicle. After striking the victim, the driver of the SUV made a U-turn and returned to the scene. However, the driver did not stop to render aid, as required by law. Instead, he made a right turn on Los Angeles Street and fled.

LAFD Paramedics pronounced the victim at the scene. The victim's identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Central Traffic Detectives Felix Padilla or Josephine Mapson at 213-972-1825. On weekends or during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).