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Velton Johnson, a 37-year-old teacher, has been killed in a hit-and-run crash in Long Beach. According to a City News Service report, Johnson taught social studies, history and gardening at Free L.A. High School, which describes itself as an alternative to detention and incarceration for youth who face confinement, who have been suspended or expelled from schools, are returning home from detention or have simply left traditional schools because they are discouraged. Continue reading →

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Rod Richardson whose 48-year-old wife Brenda Jean Richardson was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver the night of Feb. 5 in Corona, tracked down the driver, leading to the person’s arrest. According to an NBC news report, Brenda Richardson was struck and killed near the corner of Kalus Avenue and River Road. The driver fled the scene. Police were looking for a white sedan in connection with this incident. Continue reading →

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Police have arrested a driver after a hit-and-run crash in South Los Angeles that left a pedestrian dead the morning of Feb. 6. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred during the early morning hours on South Hill Street near the West Adams Boulevard intersection. Investigators believe the victim was walking outside of a marked crosswalk when a Toyota Prius traveling south on Hill Street struck him. Continue reading →

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A driver has been arrested in connection with an Echo Park hit-and-run crash, which left 61-year-old Rosa Garcia dead. According to a KTLA.com, 39-year-old Ilya Foks was booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter after officers spotted him on Sepulveda Boulevard in Westchester. Investigators believe Foks was behind the wheel of a BMW sedan that collided with Garcia’s car, veering into the wrong lane of traffic on Sunset Boulevard the morning of Jan. 23. Continue reading →

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Three people were injured in a hit and run accident after a driver crashed into a Hawaiian Gardens restaurant the night of Jan. 9. According to a KTLA news report, the car accident was reported after a GMC pickup truck that was traveling east in the 12000 block of East Carson Street drove into the wall of the Don Ruben Mexican Grill. Continue reading →

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A 60-year-old man died from his injuries suffered in a hit and run crash in Fullerton. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred at Lemon Street and Santa Fe Avenue on the evening of Jan. 2. Police found the victim lying in the number two lane of Lemon. The initial investigation determined that the suspect vehicle, a 2015 Honda Civic, was traveling south on Lemon when it struck the pedestrian. Paramedics transported the victim to a hospital. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Continue reading →

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Jose Mario Vaquero, a 60-year-old father of three, had been killed in a hit and run car accident in Echo Park. According to a KTLA news report, the crash was reported on the morning of Dec. 19 at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Douglas Street. Emergency personnel responded and pronounced Vaquero dead at the scene. Vaquero was reportedly headed to work in El Sereno when he was struck. A witness told officials he was going east on Sunset Boulevard when the vehicle struck him, sending Vaquero flying in the air. Continue reading →

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Detectives are searching for suspects in the death of 62-year-old Jihad Muhammad who they say was dragged 13 blocks after being struck by three different hit-and-run drivers in West Adams on Thanksgiving Day. According to a KTLA news report, Muhammad was walking on Adams Boulevard near West View Street when the first car struck him around 8:40 p.m. Continue reading →

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A 52-year-old Silver Lake teacher was arrested on suspicion of hitting and severely injuring a bicyclist with her car and then leaving the scene of the crash. The collision that took place on October 25th, on the 3000 block of Berkeley Avenue in Silver Lake left the bicyclist suffering from severe injuries. The victim still remains in the hospital in stable condition a month later after undergoing several surgeries on his arm and leg. Continue reading →

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Joshua Madrid, 14, was killed in a Monterey Park car accident involving a hit-and-run driver. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the incident occurred the night of Nov. 18 when the boy was crossing Atlantic Boulevard on his skateboard. He was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead. The vehicle that struck Madrid was last seen driving away on Atlantic Boulevard. Continue reading →

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