Nun on life support after hit-and-run near Boyle Heights church

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Friday, December 18, 2015
The Church of Assumption is located at 2832 Blanchard Street in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.
The Church of Assumption is located at 2832 Blanchard Street in the Boyle Heights neighborhood of Los Angeles.
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BOYLE HEIGHTS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- The city of Los Angeles hopes a $25,000 reward will help police in their search for a hit-and-run driver who struck a 70-year-old nun in Boyle Heights last Sunday.

Sister Raquel Diaz was critically injured after she was struck by a black truck near Winter Street and N. Evergreen Avenue at about 5:20 p.m.

Diaz is director of religious education at the Church of Assumption, which is located near the area where she was struck. She has worked as a sister for over 50 years.

A priest at the Church of Assumption told Eyewitness News Diaz has been placed on life support.

A description of the suspect or the suspect's vehicle is not available.

Anyone with information on this hit-and-run was asked to contact Central Traffic Division detectives at (213) 833-3713, Detective Padilla at (213) 486-0753 or Officer Cortez at (213) 486-0766.