Woman, 19, Killed In South LA Hit-And-Run

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Authorities Monday were looking for the driver of a Ford Taurus wanted in connection with a deadly weekend hit-and-run accident in South Los Angeles.

The crash happened around 12:26 a.m. Sunday at 102nd Street and Central Avenue, the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Djenaba Michelle Ejukwa-Williams was on in a crosswalk when she was hit by a dark Ford Taurus that was made between 2000 and 2004, officials said.

“She left the house to go to the store and come right back,” William’s mother, Albertina, said. “She did never make it to the store.”

Ejukwa-Williams died at the scene.

Police say the driver of the Ford was street racing with a silver SUV at the time of the accident.

“I’d say they were probably doing 65, 70 miles an hour,” a witness said.

Anyone with information on the accident was urged to contact the LAPD’s South Traffic Division at (323)421-2540.

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