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News Release

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

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48-Year-Old Woman Killed in Hit and Run

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department West Traffic investigators are asking for the public’s help in locating the driver who fatally injured 48-year-old Brigitte Burdine of Los Angeles.

On Wednesday, December 29, 2010, at about 1:45 a.m., a vehicle vs. pedestrian traffic collision occurred on Culver Boulevard and Pershing Drive.  Investigators believe that a dark-colored sedan traveling in an easterly direction on Culver Boulevard, in the number two lane, collided with Burdine who was walking in an easterly direction on Culver Boulevard.  The suspect left the scene without rendering help or providing identifying information as required by law.  

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics rushed Burdine to a local hospital where she later died.

Investigators are looking for a dark-colored sedan with possible front-end damage.  There is no suspect description at this time.  

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call Investigator Martha Dominguez, West Traffic Detective Section 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.