2 pedestrians struck, 1 fatally, by hit-and-run driver in Westmont area

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Monday, January 15, 2024
Woman killed, man critically injured in hit-and-run crash in LA
A woman was killed and a man critically injured after they were struck by a hit-and-run driver in South Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Two pedestrians were struck, one fatally, by a hit-and run driver in the Westmont area of Los Angeles.

The incident happened around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at 94th Street and Vermont Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The victims were walking in a marked crosswalk when they were struck by a silver 2023 Kia Sorento, police said.

A woman was pronounced dead at the scene and an adult man was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Neither of the victims have been identified.

The driver fled the scene and abandoned the vehicle a few blocks away near the intersection of Vermont Avenue and 90th Street. That driver is believed to have fled on foot in an unknown direction. Police say they were speeding and did not stop after hitting the victims.

The crash remains under investigation.

A reward of up to $50,000 is being offered to anyone that can provide information leading to a hit-and-run suspect's identification, arrest and conviction.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is urged to call LAPD's South Traffic Division Detective Flannery or Detective Moreno at (323) 421-2500. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477).