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News Release

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Media Relations

Fatal Hit and Run Suspect Sought NA16203dm

WHAT:
News Conference

WHEN:
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
9:30 a.m.

WHERE:
79th Street /Western Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90003
(location of the Hit & Run)

WHO:
LAPD Detective Sandra Smith, South Traffic Division
LAPD Detective Michael Flannery, South Traffic Division
Vanessa Covarrubias, family member of victim

WHY:
On September 14, 2016, around 5:30 a.m., a vehicle traveling south on Western Avenue collided with a female pedestrian crossing Western Avenue at 79th Street. The victim was identified as 79-year-old Maria Covarrubias. She died as a result of the accident. LAPD South Traffic Division detectives are asking the community for their assistance in identifying an outstanding suspect.

CONTACT:
For more information, please contact Detective Michael Flannery or Detective Ryan Moreno, South Traffic Detectives, at 323-421-2500.

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