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West Covina Pedestrian Hit-and-run Crash Neff and Merced Avenues; Dominic Orozco, 21, Arrested;

Dahlene Martin-Lovelace, 56, Dies After Hit-and-run Crash

WEST COVINA, Calif. (June 7, 2018) – Dominic Orozco, 21, of La Puente, was arrested today on hit-and-run and DUI charges after he struck and critically injured Dahlene Martin-Lovelace at Neff and Merced avenues, according to a report by the West Covina Police Department.

The collision took place about 5:35 a.m. this morning. The 56-year-old West Covina woman suffered major injuries in the collision and was hospitalized after the collision. Orozco’s vehicle struck the pedestrian and then crashed into the front yard of a home at the intersection.

UPDATE: On Saturday, June 9th, Dahlene Martin-Lovelace died of her injuries at the hospital.

Orozco was also treated for minor injuries suffered in the crash before he was booked on felony hit-and-run charges and DUI. He is being held in lieu of $100,000 bail.

The West Covina Police Department is heading up the investigation.


Police are investigating this collision, but initial results indicate the driver is going to be held liable for this woman’s injuries. He is also facing criminal charges for his actions.

We offer our prayers to the family of the woman who died in this horrible crash. 

If a negligent driver or another entity is at fault for a collision resulting in injuries to you or a loved one, there may be grounds for a personal injury or wrongful death claim. While this is always a personal decision, for many the financial losses associated with a traffic accident are significant.

If you, or your loved one, have been hurt in a California traffic accident, we urge you to contact Johnson Attorneys Group today and speak with one of our experienced personal injury lawyers to help you. We will bring our expertise to your case and guide you every step of the way. Give our office a call at 855-703-4186 for a free consultation.

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