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News Release

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

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Los Angeles.  A 31-year-old woman was hit and killed Wednesday afternoon by a driver turning into a driveway.

On Wednesday, August 8, 2012, around 12:25 p.m., 31-year-old Kristen Foster of Los Angeles was walking on the sidewalk along Soto Street just south of Olympic Boulevard.  A 60-year-old female driver, Forough Sadoughi, driving a black Mercedes Sports Utility Vehicle was turning right into the driveway of a private business and hit Foster.   

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced Foster dead at scene.  

Sadoughi remained at the scene of the collision and was subsequently arrested for vehicular manslaughter after she was found to be driving under the influence of a controlled substance.   

Anyone with information regarding this collision is asked to contact Detective Michael Kaden at (213) 972-1837.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.