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News Release

Friday, November 14, 2003

Media Relations

Argument In Parking Lot Results In Fatal Death


Los Angeles: On November 12, 2003, at about 2:40 p.m., a fatal hit and run traffic collision occurred at the Public Storage parking lot located at 5941 Venice Boulevard. The suspect and driver, a female White, had rented a moving van from Public Storage and was assisting a male friend and the victim to transfer property into the vehicle.

According to witnesses, the driver and victim began to unload the van from the rear, when the victim and the driver became involved in an altercation. The driver entered the van and began backing up and collided with the victim. The male friend began yelling at the driver, at which time she exited the vehicle and observed what she had done. The driver became hysterical and left the scene.

The victim, a female Hispanic, whose name is being withheld pending the notification to her family, sustained fatal injuries to her head and was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics.

Witnesses at the Public Storage observed the driver arrive at the storage lot, operating the van in an erratic manner.

The investigation is ongoing and is being handled by West Traffic Division Detectives. For further information please contact West Traffic Division Detectives at 213-473-0222. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detectives Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This news release was prepared by Public Information Officer Adriana N. Sanchez, Media Relations Section at, 213-485-3586.