Mom, daughter arrested in Glendale hit-and-run that killed elderly man

GLENDALE, Calif. (KABC) -- A 67-year-old Glendale woman has been arrested for a hit-and-run that killed an 81-year-old man in April while her daughter was arrested for being an accessory, police said.

Goar Davtyan, 67, was arrested Friday night and charged with felony hit-and-run and felony vehicular manslaughter, Glendale police said.

Her daughter, Alina Davtyan, 41, of Glendale was arrested for accessory to a crime and filing a false insurance claim.

The hit-and-run occurred on the night of April 16, when an 81-year-old man was crossing Broadway at Belmont Street and was hit by a white sedan. Martiros Arutyunyan of Glendale suffered head injuries and later died at the hospital.

Martiros Arutyunyan, 81, is shown alongside a surveillance photo of the suspected hit-and-run driver's car.


Police said they had identified Davtyan as a person of interest early in the investigation, but waited to gather more evidence before making the arrest.

The city of Glendale had announced a $50,000 reward in connection to the case, but it was not immediately clear if the reward would be claimed.
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