LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A 66-year-old woman was fatally struck by a vehicle on Forest Lawn Drive as she stopped to care for an animal lying in the road.
The hit-and-run happened about midnight in the 6000 block of the road, near the famous cemetery.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics declared her dead at the scene, according to LAFD spokesman Matt Spence.
Los Angeles police Officer Cleon Joseph said the woman, identified as Zina Feeley, parked her 2006 Lincoln Towncar along the north shoulder of the road and while she was walking toward the fallen animal she was struck by a car traveling eastbound on Forest Lawn Drive.
“The impact of the collision threw Feeley into the westbound…lane of Forest Lawn Drive where she was struck a second time by an unknown car traveling eastbound on Forest Lawn Drive,” Joseph said in a statement. “She was dragged underneath the car for more than 600 feet.”
Detectives are seeking information a white car seen leaving the scene shortly after the second impact, Joseph said.
Authorities urged anyone with information to contact detectives Felix Padilla or Josephine Mapson at (213) 972-1825.
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