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News Release

Saturday, February 10, 2001

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Fatal Hit-and -Run Traffic Collision in Hollenbeck Area

"Fatal Hit-and -Run Traffic Collision in Hollenbeck Area"

 

Los Angeles: On Friday, February 9, 2000, at approximately 5:30 p.m., an unidentified driver in a 1983 Chevy Van, traveling westbound on Avenue 26, was making a left turn to Daly Street. The driver subsequently lost control of his vehicle before it ran off the roadway and collided with 3 pedestrians who were sitting at a bus bench, waiting for their bus. Jacinta Dominguez, 61 years old of Los Angeles, was pronounced dead at the scene. Hue Su, 51 years old of Los Angeles and Iris Xie, 10 years old of Los Angeles, were both taken to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center. Su suffered a fracture to her right femur and Xie complained of pain to her lower back. The van was abandoned at the scene and the driver left the location failing in any way to comply with section 20001(A) VC, Hit and Run.

The investigation is being conducted by Central Traffic Detectives and is ongoing. For further information, please contact Detective Johnny Meneses or Detective Felix Padilla at 213-485-3111.

Prepared by Detective I Felix Padilla, Central Traffic Division 213-485-3111.