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News Release

Sunday, July 31, 2011

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Pedestrian Killed by Out of Control Car NR11352kr

Los Angeles.  Early Sunday morning a car careened into opposing traffic lanes before running off the road and hitting a man walking along on the sidewalk.

On July 31, 2011 at about 7:30 a.m., a 73-year-old woman from Los Angeles was driving a 2000 Nissan Pathfinder southbound Vermont Avenue at 8th Street when she veered into the northbound lanes of traffic, and off the roadway.  Yueany Qisquina, a 27-year-old resident of Los Angeles was walking southbound Vermont Avenue on the east sidewalk when he was hit by the careening vehicle.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel transported Qisquina to a local hospital where he died a short time later.  

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact West Traffic Division Detectives, Officer Zachary Hutchings at 213-473-0238. During non-business hours or weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800)-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most key pads) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.