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News Release

Monday, November 13, 2006

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Victim of Felony Hit and Run Dies

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police detectives are requesting the public's help in identifying the driver of a car who struck a woman near Dockweiler State Beach.

On October 27, 2006, around 3:55 A.M., Guadalupe Santana, a 78-year-old resident of Los Angeles, was crossing Vista Del Mar near Sandpiper Street, when a car travelling northbound struck her. The driver continued northbound on Vista Del Mar failing to render aid as required by law.

Santana was transported by paramedics to Cedars Sinai Medical Center in critical condition. On November 10, 2006, she died from her injuries.

The hit and run car was described as a 1989 to 1993 Toyota Celica with front end damage. The car also had a missing left turn signal lens and light frame.

Anyone with information is asked to phone West Traffic Division Detective Davis at 213-473-0227, during normal business hours. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877 LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).