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News Release

Monday, March 14, 2011

Media Relations

Woman Killed in Parking Lot by Delivery Truck NR11113kr

Los Angeles:  A 60-year-old woman was hit and killed Saturday morning by a delivery truck backing up to a loading dock.

On March 12, 2011, at about 8:30 a.m., Choon Balk from Los Angeles was walking across a market parking lot in the 100 block of North Western Avenue when she was run-over by the backing delivery truck.

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

The exact cause of the collision is still under investigation, but it appears to have been a tragic accident. No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact West Traffic Division Detectives at 213-473-0234. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.