WINNETKA (CBS) — An 80-year-old woman was struck and killed by an SUV as the driver was backing out of his driveway Sunday.

Kien Nguyen, of Winnetka, was walking on a sidewalk at 12:07 p.m. when she was struck by a Toyota RAV-4 as the 23-year-old driver was backing out of a driveway. The incident occurred at Buttonwillow Drive east of Oakdale Avenue, said Officer Cleon Joseph of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Nguyen died at the scene.

The driver said the woman was small and that he didn’t see her. He said he called 911 when he realized what happened.

The death was under investigation.

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Comments (2)
  1. hank says:

    sad…………………was he on his cell phone…..?????????………..i hope they check that out…..i see it all the time … people on the phone running out of the house into the car………etc……

  2. smileysue74 says:

    that is sad, that poor woman & her family

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