Funeral Set For Notre Dame Runner Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver

SHERMAN OAKS (CBS) — A 16-year-old Notre Dame cross-country runner killed by a hit-and-run driver will be remembered Monday at a funeral mass.

Conor Lynch and three fellow running team members were on their way to practice after school Tuesday when a Hyundai sport utility driven by a young woman hit him as he jogged across Woodman Avenue in Sherman Oaks.

Conor’s funeral will be Monday morning at St. Francis de Sales Catholic Church in Sherman Oaks.

Police say 18-year-old Moran Biton was at the wheel of the SUV that struck Conor. Police say she drove away from the crash and continued north on Woodman, but pulled over when she saw officers working on another matter.

Biton “approached several officers who were responding to an unrelated call and told them, ‘I think I hit someone,’ ” LAPD Capt. Bill Sutton told reporters.

Biton, of Sherman Oaks, is free on a bond of $50,000 and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 9 in Van Nuys.

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  • jip

    Most people and especially little teeny girls cannot handle a SUV, they think they are invincible and now a kid is dead because of this. Should have got her a Civic.

  • jip

    10to1 she was texting. Check her phone records

  • rod

    Yup, she must be on the phone or textign to her bf. She must pay 15 years to life in prison.

  • GC1008

    Still you all don’t wait for the facts.

  • desiree

    All my love and prayers to Conor may he rest in peace. And to his family especially his mother and his little brothers all my love, comfort and prayers!!! May you all be guided by an angel who is your son and your brother!!!

  • vudu

    Without knowing the facts, Ill just say that IF she was texting, I hope they make an example out of her. If she wasn’t texting or on the phone however, I can actually understand the mind set of someone in that situation. What just happened and the gravity of the situation doesn’t always set in right away.

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