Suspect sought in hit-run crash that left mother dead in Boyle Heights

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Police said a mother was killed and her daughter injured during a hit and run in Boyle Heights on Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016. (KABC)

Authorities are offering a $50,000 reward to anyone who can provide information that leads to the identity and arrest of a suspect involved in a hit-and-run crash that left a mother dead and her daughter severely injured in Boyle Heights.

Around 1:50 p.m. Saturday, 27-year-old Korina Campos parked her 1998 Honda Civic along the west curb of Boyle Avenue, north of Whittier Boulevard. As she was trying to remove her 5-year-old daughter from the car, she was stuck by a car traveling southbound on the street.

Before the crash, the driver of a 2011 Toyota Corolla lost control of his car as he attempted to turn on the street. The suspect ended up rotating his car in a clockwise direction, striking Campos and her daughter.

The driver, described as a 30-year-old Hispanic male in a T-shirt and blue jeans, abandoned the Toyota at the scene, fleeing southbound on Boyle Avenue. Authorities said the man may have suffered an injury to his abdominal area and may have been bleeding from it.

Paramedics took Campos and her daughter to LAC+USC Medical Center. Campos suffered multiple blunt force trauma injuries and was rushed into surgery. She later succumbed to her injuries and died. Her daughter is expected to recover.

The $50,000 reward will be given to anyone who can provide information leading to the suspect's identity, arrest and eventual conviction, authorities said.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department Central Traffic Division detectives at (213) 833-3713, Detective Felix Padilla at (213) 486-0753, or the division's watch commander at (213) 833-3746.
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