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Driver who killed 1, injured 9 at Harbor Gateway home turns herself in

The aftermath of a deadly crash after a driver slammed into a Harbor Gateway home on Wednesday, July, 28, 2016.

A driver who crashed into a Harbor Gateway home where a prayer meeting was being held, killing one and injuring nine, turned herself in, Los Angeles police said Friday.

Rashanda Monique Norman, 34, turned herself into police around 7 p.m. Thursday night, according to the LAPD South Traffic Division.

Norman is accused of crashing a maroon 1999 Buick Regal through the wall of a home in the 14800 block of South Orchard Avenue at about 8 p.m. Wednesday night.

MORE: 1 killed, 9 hurt when car crashes into Harbor Gateway prayer meeting

At the time of the crash, 11 people were attending a prayer meeting that was being held inside the home, according to police.

The victim who died was identified by her husband as 72-year-old Elsa Debelen.

A photo of 72-year-old Elsa Debelen, provided by her family, who identified her as the victim killed after a car crashed into a Harbor Gateway home on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.


The Buick had paper plates and witnesses told ABC7 the woman driving ran from the scene, ranting as she fled.

Norman was booked on felony hit-and-run and was held on $50,000 bail.
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