Sunday, March 29, 2009
USC Student Killed and Other Injured By Hit & Run Driver
April 18, 2009
April 3, 2009
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify the driver and passenger of a vehicle that struck two USC students, while they were walking in a crosswalk early Sunday morning, killing 18 year-old Adrianna Bachan and seriously injuring her 19 year-old male friend.
On March 29, 2009, at around 3:00 a.m., two University of Southern California students were walking southbound on Jefferson Boulevard at Hoover Street. Both students were in a marked crosswalk when they were hit by a black, 1999-2002 Honda Accord or Toyota Corolla, travelling eastbound on Jefferson Boulevard.
According to a witness, the driver stopped the vehicle and a passenger got out of the vehicle to remove one of the students from the hood onto the ground. The passenger was described as a male Hispanic. The passenger got back into the suspect car and the driver drove eastbound on Jefferson Boulevard. There may be damage to the hood and windshield of the vehicle.
Both Victims were transported to a local hospital by the Los Angeles City Fire Paramedics. Bachan was pronounced dead shortly after arriving. The male student was hospitalized in stable condition.
Los Angeles Police Department South Traffic Division detectives are handling the investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact Detectives Render at 323-290-6063. During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247). Callers may also text "Crimes" with a cell phone or log on to www.lapdonline.org and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with "LAPD." Tipsters may remain anonymous.