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

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.
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