INGLEWOOD (CBS) — Police have announced the arrest of a 57-year-old woman they say caused a hit-and-run accident in Inglewood Saturday that led to the death of the victim’s unborn child.
The crash occurred around 10:30 p.m. at Manchester and Market Streets, according to police.
Lt. James Madia of the Inglewood Police Department said “when officers arrived at the scene, they discovered a vehicle had struck a pedestrian and left the area.”
Officials said Brittney Cheeseman, 18, of Los Angeles was walking in a crosswalk when she was hit by a gray 1996 Nissan.
Witnesses told police the Nissan was traveling east on Manchester when it ran a red light.
Cheeseman was taken to the hospital and treated for her injuries but her unborn child was unresponsive and showing no signs of life.
Using witness reports of a license plate, police said they traced the car and driver and arrested suspect Janine Rachel Mayfield, 57, of Inglewood.
Officials say she was booked at Inglewood Jail for felony hit-and-run.
She is being held in lieu of $50,000 bail.
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