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News Release

Tuesday, February 15, 2000

Media Relations

Child Killed in Marked Crosswalk

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Tuesday, February 15, 2000


Los Angeles - On February 15, 2000, at 7:25 a.m., a fatal hit and run accident occurred at the intersection of Yosemite Drive and Avoca Street, in the City of Los Angeles, resulting in the death of 7 year-old Alexander Sanna.
Alexander Sanna was walking northbound Avoca Street, in a marked crosswalk, when a silver Mitsubishi Eclipse traveling eastbound on Yosemite Drive, struck him. Sanna was transported to an area hospital where he died as a result of his injuries.

Today, February 15, 2000, at 4:00 p.m., Central Traffic Detective's Tia Morris and Jose Garcia, will be holding a press conference at the intersection of Yosemite Drive and Avoca Street. Family members of Alexander Sanna will be present and available for interviews, as well as a photograph of Alexander Sanna.

For directions to the press conference, refer to Thomas Guide page 565 section C-6.

Any inquiries should be directed to the Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.




For Release 2:45 pm PST
February 15, 2000