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Monday, January 24, 2000

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Fatal Traffic Collision

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Monday, January 24, 2000

On Friday, January 21, 2000, at approximately 5:45 a.m., a fatal traffic collision occurred at the intersection of Pico Boulevard and Tremaine Avenue. A pedestrian, who was later identified as Mr. Jose Chaidez, 57 years of age, and a resident of Los Angeles, was crossing the roadway outside the crosswalk when he was struck by a passing vehicle which was being driven by Mrs. Marina Cledy Hernandez, 53 years of age, a resident of Los Angeles. Mr. Chaidez was transported by Los Angeles City Fire Department personnel to Cedars Sinai Hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. There were no other injuries reported and the investigation is continuing. No arrests were made and West Traffic Division Follow- up Detectives are handling investigation.



For Release 1:40 pm PST
January 24, 2000