Fatal Hit and Run Suspect Sought NA16203dm

September 22, 2016

WHAT: News Conference

WHEN: Wednesday, September 21, 2016 9:30 a.m.

WHERE: 79th Street /Western Avenue Los Angeles, California 90003 (location of the Hit & Run)

WHO: LAPD Detective Sandra Smith, South Traffic Division LAPD Detective Michael Flannery, South Traffic Division Vanessa Covarrubias, family member of victim

WHY: On September 14, 2016, around 5:30 a.m., a vehicle traveling south on Western Avenue collided with a female pedestrian crossing Western Avenue at 79th Street. The victim was identified as 79-year-old Maria Covarrubias. She died as a result of the accident. LAPD South Traffic Division detectives are asking the community for their assistance in identifying an outstanding suspect.

CONTACT: For more information, please contact Detective Michael Flannery or Detective Ryan Moreno, South Traffic Detectives, at 323-421-2500.