Estella Gomez Killed in Hit-and-run Crash Adams Boulevard in Los Angeles

 Pedestrian Killed in Crash Adams Boulevard, Magnolia Avenue in Los Angeles

Two Women Struck in Hit-and-run Crash; 1 Killed, 1 Injured

LOS ANGELES, Calif. (May 3, 2024) – A driver struck Estela Melani Gomez, 74, and her cousin, Maria Ortiz, 83, in a hit-and-run crash Thursday at West Adams Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue in South Los Angeles.

The deadly pedestrian accident happened at around 1:20 p.m. on Thursday, May 2nd, University Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, according to KTLA 5 News.

The women were riding together on a Metro bus exited at the intersection of Adams Boulevard and Magnolia Avenue. As they were walking home, a driver in a white van backed out of a private driveway and hit them.

The driver struck both women and then fled the scene. Estella Gomez suffered major injuries and died at the scene, but her 83-year-old cousin, Maria Ortiz, was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

The suspect fled the scene in an eastbound direction on West 25th Street, the Los Angeles Police Department reports. However, police later arrested a suspect and the person is being held, but it’s unknown what charges they face.

Witnesses or anyone with information about the suspect or vehicle involved in the crash, should contact the Los Angeles Police Department.


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