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Woman arrested for hit-and-run of pregnant teen in Inglewood

Police arrested 57-year-old Janine Mayfield of Inglewood on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2011, for allegedly hitting an 18-year-old woman and killing her unborn child in Inglewood.

August 22, 2011 12:39:35 AM PDT
A woman suspected of hitting an 18-year-old woman and killing her unborn child in Inglewood was arrested on Sunday.

Authorities say the driver of a gray 1996 Nissan hit Brittney Cheeseman of Los Angeles at Manchester Boulevard and Market Street on Saturday at about 10:30 p.m.

Cheeseman was taken to a local hospital, where she was treated for her injuries. Doctors said the fetus was unresponsive and showing no signs of life.

According to witnesses, the driver ran a red light and did not stop after hitting her. They were able to give police the license plate number of the car.

Police arrested 57-year-old Janine Mayfield of Inglewood on Sunday afternoon. She is being held on $50,000 bail.