On Wednesday morning a South Los Angeles woman was killed in a hit-and-run.
She was struck by a pickup truck while crossing Western Ave and 79th Street. Los Angeles police are searching for a black with gray trim Chevrolet Avalanche.
The truck struck the woman while in crosswalk, backed up and drove off. Investigators were on the scene collecting evidence in this pedestrian accident.
According to NBC Los Angeles:
Western Avenue has a high number of vehicle-versus-pedestrian collision and hit and runs…
“Los Angeles has a high rate of pedestrian vs auto accidents… this case is heart breaking.” a representative of Drake Law Firm said.