A woman who was reportedly sleeping on a sidewalk was killed in an alleged hit-and-run early Saturday morning in California.
The collision occurred around 1:45 a.m. when the driver responsible was driving on E Street ran off the road and struck the 65-year-old woman, who has yet to be identified, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD). (RELATED: 15-Year-Old Charged With Murder In Hit And Run)
A homeless woman was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while sleeping on a sidewalk in Wilmington this weekend. Investigators are still searching for the suspect. https://t.co/IP47i2oxbq pic.twitter.com/Cp0v708Jzp
— CBS Los Angeles (@CBSLA) April 18, 2022
The suspect then abandoned the SUV on the sidewalk and got into another nearby vehicle which was described as a Nissan Altima, fleeing the scene, according to the LAPD.
As first responders arrived on the scene, the woman was pronounced dead.
The LA City Council created the Hit-And-Run Reward Trust Fund Program on April 15, 2015, which offers a reward of up to $50,000 to anyone in the community who has information that would lead to the offender’s arrest, according to the news release.