Woman, 24, Walking To Church Struck And Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver

BALDWIN PARK (CBS) — A 24-year-old woman was walking to church Sunday morning when she was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver.

The incident occurred on Stewart Avenue just across from the woman’s church.

She was walking north on Baldwin Park Boulevard, the driver was going south. Officials believe the driver lost control of his vehicle, veered onto the sidewalk and struck the woman.

She pronounced dead at the scene.

After the accident, the male driver, identified as Espinosa Moreno, fled on foot.

Police say he was located about two blocks away.

He is being treated for minor injuries. Police expect to charge him with vehicular manslaughter.

Officials said speed and alcohol are believed to have been factors in the crash.

The driver, say officials, turned 27 Sunday.

Edward Lawrence, reporting for KCAL9, says the woman was walking with her boyfriend at the time of the accident. Lawrence says the car struck the woman and threw her some 30 feet.

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  1. chely says:

    First of all, it is tragic on what happened to the lady. But how do you know he’s Mexican? Just because a person has a hispanic name, doesn’t automatically mean their Mexican. I’ll tell you what, grab a dictionary and look up the word hispanic. Better yet, read a book. Maybe you can get a clue and not be so ignorant.

    1. even a child know this says:

      it was a mexican,,when the word “drunk ” was mention…. it was a mexican. nearly every hit & run that happen in cal is cause by a hispanic and of those 95% is a mexican.

    2. jj says:

      Chely, there is no use in explaining to imbeciles that comment on here what the difference is. You can’t teach an old dog new tricks. A dumb@ss will always be a dumb@ss.

  2. Andres says:

    R.I.P my cousin you were an amazing girl always so happy i dont think i ever saw you in a bad mood when we got the phone call at around 2 i didnt know what to do we went there in a hurry the cops wouldnt let us pass man i miss you and i love you but please just do me a favor cousin and take care of your mom dad sisters and brothers and also your br they need you there takin it really hard there even blamin it on themselves please help them realize that it wasnt there fault that god needed you up there already well your in a better place I LOVE YOU and MISS YOU SO MUCH

    1. James Ruef says:

      Andres sorry for your loss. However, dead ain’t a BETTER PLACE, your GOD is suppose to love all his people, if this is love I will pass, and finally your GOD will get really upset if you don’t capitalize his name. Again sorry for this needless tragidy.

      1. jj says:

        James, stick a sock in it. If you’re going to send your condolences to someone, you don’t need to criticize while you’re doing it.

      2. James is illiterate says:

        The word you are looking for is “tragedy” but thanks for playing slick.

    2. Miryan626 says:

      Sorry for your loss Andres. My prayers are with you and your fmaily. I too knew her and went to school with her she was always soo bubbly. SHe is now Resting in Peafe and yes she is with God now.

  3. RIcardo lopez says:

    sorry prima love u and ill miss you so much

  4. charlie says:

    Poor woman, on her way to Church, but met God instead, RIP.

  5. anger loco says:

    Man, this is so sad and crazy. Question? Why is most of the crazy crime in Los Angeles county including, sexual crimes, murder, robbery and vehicle crimes committed by hispanics?
    No more illegals. Ban them from the USA. They can not drive. He should get a life sentence if he was in fact Drunk and ran from the crime scene.

    [God bless this girls memory and her entire family. This sucks…]

    1. Johny Chingas says:

      anger loco… Are you serious when you said that SEXUAL CRIMES are committed by Hispanics??? Check this out.
      According to Public Records, The largest number of PEDOPHILES on prison and Parole are WHITE…..Yes, listen, WHITE People.
      Just an advice to you: Try to create a Family Tree, brother… Maybe your aunt is your mother, or your cousin could be your brother…Even maybe your parents are Brothers and Sisters….. It is very common on your race…..LOL!!!!
      It’s gross, but it is TRUE…..

      1. Eden says:

        Ahahahahaha Yeap you right about that lol

  6. Johny Chingas says:

    This is for you too, American Chicken…..
    anger loco… Are you serious when you said that SEXUAL CRIMES are committed by Hispanics??? Check this out.
    According to Public Records, The largest number of PEDOPHILES on prison and Parole are WHITE…..Yes, listen, WHITE People.
    Just an advice to you: Try to create a Family Tree, brother… Maybe your aunt is your mother, or your cousin could be your brother…Even maybe your parents are Brothers and Sisters….. It is very common on your race…..LOL!!!!
    It’s gross, but it is TRUE…..

  7. Marie says:

    Can u guys above comments fukin stop argueing in here. Give my cousin some RESPECT. Let her rest in peace. Love u and will always miss ur personality and everythig about u.

    1. Crystal Arevalo says:

      what was her name? I’d like to help anyway i can

  8. Graciela says:

    I got too see before the police got there it brought me to tears:'( R.I.P. Everyone at St.Johns is praying for her & she’s in my familys prayers too

  9. Rest in Peace says:

    Marie~ I agree with you completely. May your family member rest in peace & may the morons above stop their nonsence.

    1. Jack Mioff says:

      First of all, I highly doubt Marie is related to the victim- why are relatives wasting their time trolling these boards instead of being with their families? Huh? Huh?
      Also the last word in your post should be spelled “nonsense” but thanks for playing, hon.

      1. Jessenia Martinez says:

        Jack, you’re an idiot.

  10. Pat Robertson says:

    Religion kills.

  11. Jessenia Martinez says:

    Wow, you must be an uneducated idiot. You say this like you are so sure that the person who killed this woman was Hispanic. If anything, you are only in denial if you think white people never get drunk, drive, and kill an innocent person.

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