Mother, Daughter Fatally Struck In Leimert Park

LEIMERT PARK (AP) — A car crash Saturday afternoon in the Leimert Park area of Los Angeles resulted in the deaths of two pedestrians, an 89-year-old mother and her daughter, believed to be in her 60s.

Sgt. Cy Feliciano says the women were killed when a pickup truck collided with a Volkswagen Beetle, and the car careened into them at the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and Coliseum Street.

After being taken to an area hospital, the 89-year-old woman died immediately and her daughter died later in the evening.

The two drivers suffered minor injuries. No arrests or citations have been made. An investigation is underway.

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  • mike

    c’mon people, can’t you be more careful when driving??

  • willblogforlols

    Look out for cars. They’re not looking out for you.

  • Charlie

    What is commendable is that the drivers involved didn’t flee .

  • Eba

    It may be a blessing, if it was meant to be, that mother and daughter passed together, I imagine it would be traumatic if one or the other survived. They are at peace now and sure they will be missed by family and friends.


    Thoughts and prayers go out to mother and daughter.

  • Chuma

    Mexicans and their PICK-UPS… just won’t slow down.

    They are some of the most careless drivers on the roads.

    • 2958

      You are right! Lucky for you hillbillie you only drive in the wooded areas!!!

  • gary

    I was at the scene of the accident before police arrived. The driver of the pickup truck was heard saying “they were shooting at us.” Mother and daughter had no chance, having taken a direct impact and into a block wall.

    • Whitnie Blake Brinkworth
      if you have any info it will be appreciated

    • Lisa

      Gary, I wish I could have been there. I am so sad to hear that they suffered so much. These two women will not be forgotten.

  • Cheryl

    They are with the Lord, Anna was a strong believer.

  • Lisa Opton Cohen

    Anna Koval was truly a saint. I am so sad to hear how brutal her death was. She constantly gave to others. She was the type of person who, when she went to the store, would prayerfully think of someone else she could bless with groceries. Many times she would show up at my house with some fruit, and once with a case of Top Ramen. She helped people understand how to have a better diet. She prayed for people who had problems. When she came to breakfast, you could find her quickly in the kitchen cleaning everything. She was humble, always smiled, and showed respect to every person. The carelessness of these drivers has caused a great loss in my life and in the lives of all who knew and loved her and her mom. We will always remember you Anna.

  • James Kim

    Mrs. Koval always had a smile and a tender hello. In all my years of knowing her, she always brightened my day when i saw her, she was the kind of person that put the joy back in your life.

  • Marge Mar

    Dear Anna
    We’ll miss you so.Awoman of God,a true warrior for the cause of Christ and responsible for inluencing hundreds for her precious Savior. We’ll meet in heaven,Anna.

  • Barb Larson

    A dear woman. She will be sweetly remembered.

  • Deacon Sam Omotosho

    Anna frequently attended our church(Messiah Baptist Church on Adams) she was a devoted witness for the Lord Jesus Christ by passing out tracs to spread the good news of Jesus Christ. She gave out over fifteen thousand tracs to people in her sorrounding areas. I have no doubt she is with the Lord. Our prayers are with the family she left behind. May the provide for all your needs according to His riches in Glory.

  • Ciane Lynn

    I can’t believe Anna is gone – she was my friend, working together, singing together – she handed out thousands of gospel tracts because she was not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.

  • Pam Pentland

    “For me to live is Christ and, to die is gain.” Philippians 1:21 Anna lived for God because she loves Him so much. She is in a much better place, and I am happy for her and her mom (who received Christ as her Saviour last spring). I will miss her, and my prayers and sympathy are for her loved ones.

  • Rhonda Gordon

    God’s timing is perfect. I am sure she is dancing with the Lord right now! She was one of the most beautiful Godly women I know!

  • m. zakarian

    Anna was a lovely and gracious lady. She was such a blessing to my family, to my children and my grandchildren. She was always striving to do God’s will. She was always a faithful witness for the Lord. She and her mother are now with the Lord. My prayers go out to her loved ones.

  • Pam Wirtanen

    My husband and I would like to send our heartfelt condolence to you both. To lose your mother and grandmother in one day is a great deal of sorrow. We did not know your grandmother, but we have known Anna for many years at Faith Baptist. She was a tireless witness for her Lord, and a great woman of God. She will be sorely missed.

    Because of Christ,
    Norm and Pam Wirtanen

  • Josie

    Ana, my good friend is gone. My heart is heavy of sorrow. She was that little candle shining, she was like a glass of water in the middle of the dessert.
    Ana’s family please receive my condolence.

  • Dan Kolker

    When a friend told me Anna died, I could not place the person to the name. When I saw her picture, it all came flooding back to me. Indeed, she was a godly woman, always with a smile. She cared greatly for others and I remember that she handed out so many tracts, doing great works for God. I am truly saddened.

  • Liz Dettering-Griffith

    My mother (Sherby Dettering) and I are absolutely heartbroken. Anna was so sweet and humble. My mother and I last spoke to her recently at Faith Baptist after church services. She was beaming that her mother had accepted Christ. I pray that the Lord send His angels to comfort Anna’s children and grandchildren. I will always remember you Anna and how you worked so hard to lead many to Christ.

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