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Alleged DUI driver kills woman in Baldwin Park

A suspected drunken driver struck and killed a pedestrian Sunday in Baldwin Park, then fled the scene before being arrested.

August 14, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
A suspected drunken driver struck and killed a pedestrian in Baldwin Park on Sunday.

The incident happened about 2:34 p.m. at Stewart Avenue and Baldwin Park Boulevard.

Baldwin police say a woman was walking with her boyfriend to church when the 27-year-old driver lost control of his vehicle and hit the woman, a bus bench and a structure.

The woman, whose identity was not immediately released, died at the scene.

The driver fled the scene but officers caught him a block away. They said they believe alcohol was a factor.

The coroner said the victim was 24 years old.