Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-run at 84th and Central in South Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (August 2, 2018) – Joan Davis, 62, died early Thursday morning after they were struck by a vehicle and dragged for three blocks near the intersection of 84th Place and Central Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said.
Police were called to the scene about 1 a.m. to this Florence neighborhood in South Los Angeles after a bystander found the person’s body in the street.
The victim’s body was so badly injured that police didn’t know if the person was a man or a woman.
The Los Angeles Police Department is heading up the investigation. Investigators think that the vehicle may have been a large truck that didn’t realize they struck a person.
The victim was initially struck by the suspect at 81st Street and Central Avenue. Police believe the person was dragged by the vehicle to the location where the body was found. Sadly, the victim was pronounced dead at the scene.
Police are trying to figure out if the victim was in a crosswalk when the initial accident took place.
Traffic Accident Investigation
At this time, it’s unknown who is responsible for this horrible crash. Hopefully there will be surveillance video or witnesses that saw what happened to help police locate the suspect.
We extend our heartfelt prayers to the family of Joan Davis.
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