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News Release

Friday, December 19, 2008

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77-Year-Old Woman Hit by Car

Los Angeles:  Detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating a hit and run driver who struck and fatally injured a 77-year-old woman.

On December 17, 2008 at about 6:30 p.m., a vehicle traveling northbound in the 1200 block of Westmoreland Avenue hit Los Angeles resident, Eop-Dong Yoo, who was crossing the street.  The driver of the vehicle failed to stay at the scene or render aid to Yoo.

Witnesses found Yoo lying in the street with a severe head injury.  Yoo was transported to a local area hospital where she died of her injures.

There is currently no description of the hit and run driver or vehicle at this time.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Central Traffic Division Detectives Felix Padilla or Jose De Leon at 213-972-1825 of the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at 213-972-1953.   After-hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Callers may also text “CRIMES” with a cell phone or log on to and click on Web Tips.  When using a cell phone, messages should always begin with “LAPD.”  All calls and contacts are anonymous.