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News Release

Tuesday, December 11, 2001

Media Relations

Elderly Woman Run Over by Uncaring Motorist


The Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division, and the family of Hit and Run Victim Ann Klugman

Press Conference

The Corner of Ventura Boulevard and Cedros Avenue

Wednesday, December 12, 2001
10:15 a.m.

San Fernando Valley: On Saturday, December 8, 2001, at approximately 7:40 a.m., a fatal hit and run traffic collision occurred. Ninety-two year-old Ann Klugman, was attempting to cross Vanowen Street at Woodman Avenue when she was struck and killed by an eastbound vehicle. The occupant(s) of the vehicle that struck Klugman continued eastbound failing to stop and render aid or to identify themselves.

The hit-and-run vehicle is described as a green, 4-door, 1992 Lincoln Towncar. Witnesses stopped at the scene to provide others at the location with the suspect's vehicle information, but the witnesses did not leave their names. We are requesting the public's help in locating the hit-and-run vehicle and driver.

Family members of the deceased victim will be present.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Weaver from the Valley Traffic Division, at 818-756-8391 during business hours. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This Press Release was prepared by Public Information Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.