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Friday, June 19, 2009

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Los Angeles: A 16-month-old girl has died after the vehicle she was riding in was struck by another vehicle in South Los Angeles on June 17, 2009.

At around 8:40 p.m. a man driving a Chevrolet Blazer was stopped at a stop sign at the intersection of 90th Street and Avalon Boulevard.  Detectives said that the Chevy recklessly drove into the intersection and crashed into a Toyota Corolla travelling north on Avalon Boulevard.

The driver of the Corolla lost control of the vehicle, causing the vehicle to travel in the opposite lane of oncoming traffic and collided with a Chevy Yukon and a green unknown model Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV).  “The SUV was not at fault but left the scene,” Detective Jimmy Render said.

According to investigators, the baby was in the Corolla with her father but was not in the required child safety seat.  The baby girl was ejected onto the roadway.  She was rushed to a local hospital with life-threatening injuries and died a short time later.

No other drivers or passengers were injured.

South Traffic Division detectives are seeking the public’s help in finding the motorist who fled the scene of the accident.  For more information regarding this accident, please call 323-290-6064.  After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text “Crimes” with a cell phone or log on to and click on web tips.  When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with “LAPD.”  Tipsters may remain anonymous.