Hawthorne, CA (October 23, 2020) – An elderly woman has lost her life after being struck by a vehicle on a roadway in Hawthorne this past Monday.
At approximately 9:25 p.m. this past Monday, October 19, officials were sent to the 11700 block of Prairie Avenue in response to a report concerning an elderly woman lying in the roadway unresponsive.
The woman, who has not been identified at this time, was pronounced deceased at the scene of the wreck by the Los Angeles Fire and Rescue Department.
Approximately 45 minutes after officers were dispatched to the scene of the crash, a man turned up at the crash site and identified himself as the one who had fatally struck the woman.
The man remains unidentified at this time and was arrested for leaving the scene of a crash without rendering aid.
A witness found an abandoned license plate nearby and turned it over to authorities.
No further information is available at this time concerning the wreck or its surrounding circumstances.
We would like to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
An accident investigation is currently underway.
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