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Twin Sisters Fatally Struck By Truck While Fighting In South LA Street

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Two women identified as twin sisters were killed Sunday after being hit by a truck on a South Los Angeles street.

Officer Norma Eisenman of the Los Angeles Police Department says the incident began as a fight between the pair that spilled onto the streets. It occurred about 3 a.m. on Leimert Boulevard just north of 43rd Street.

“The altercation they were having ended up out on the street somehow,” Eisenman said. “They were both struck by a vehicle.”

A woman, who witnessed the crash, told KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz that a heavyset woman was pulling a thinner woman by the hair.

That’s when the eyewitness says a nearby traffic light turned green and a truck came through and struck the women.

“He hit the bodies and rode them over and the thinner girl who was on her knees just propelled like in the air and then when he got to her body again, he just rolled over,” the eyewitness said.

Eisenman said both women were pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver did return to the scene, according to the eyewitness . An investigation was ongoing.

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