Mom Killed, 3 Children Injured After Being Struck By Car In Hit-And-Run

 PACOIMA (CBS) —  A 28-year-old mother was killed Friday afternoon in a hit-and-run in Pacoima.

The woman’s three children suffered minor injuries, the Los Angeles Fire Department reported.

The crash was reported at 2:02 p.m. at 12589 W. Mercer St., said Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Erik Scott.

The victim was identified as Maria Pena of Pacoima.

Scott says a 7-year-old girl, a 5- year-old boy and a 3-year-old girl suffered moderate injuries. All four victims were taken to hospitals.

The driver was described by witnesses as a male Hispanic with spiked hair. Police also said he was driving a white pickup.

Anyone with information about the accident was asked to call Valley Traffic Detectives M. Russell at (818) 644-8028 or Investigator H. Fredo at (818) 644-8037. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).

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