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August 13, 2023

Mission Hills: The Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Traffic Detectives are investigating a fatal traffic collision that killed a woman in her 50’s.

On August 9, 2023, around 9:10 a.m., a 2017 Toyota RAV4 was entering the Hamer Toyota dealership service center located on the 11000 block of N. Sepulveda Boulevard. As the vehicle proceeded forward in a southerly direction towards the business, the driver accelerated for unknown reasons and collided with several people who were inside. The force of the collision caused injuries to two employees, and a customer. Major damage was also caused to the inside of the business.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported all three subjects to a local hospital. The two employees were a 23-year-old and 35-year-old males. They were treated for non-life-threatening injuries and are expected to make a full recovery. The customer was a 55-year-old female who sustained fatal injuries was pronounced deceased at the hospital.

The driver of the Toyota RAV4 is an 84-year-old female resident of Mission Hills. She was not injured in the collision.

This is an ongoing investigation and no arrest was made. Anyone who was a witness to this collision is urged to contact Valley Traffic Division Detectives with information.

All drivers are reminded to drive with due care, free of distractions, and be mindful of potential hazards.

Anyone who may have witnessed or have information regarding this collision is urged to contact Valley Traffic Division, Officer Garcia, at (818) 644-8117 or Detective Otrosina at (818) 644-8033. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.