GLENDALE (CBSLA.com) — The Glendale Police Department on Friday announced the arrests of a mother and daughterr for their role in the hit-and-run last month that left an 81-year-old pedestrian dead.
Goar Davtyan, 67, of Glendale was taken into custody just before 6 p.m. Investigators had previously identified Davtyan as a person of interest early on in the investigation.
An arrest was not immediately made at the time until additional evidence was collected and processed.
Davtyan was charged with felony hit & run and felony vehicular manslaughter. Her daughter, Alina Davtyan, 41, of Glendale was also arrested for accessory to a crime and filing a false insurance claim.
Officials said the case will be presented to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office for filing considerations.
The fatal hit-and-run happened around 8 p.m. on April 16. The man was crossing Broadway at the intersection of Belmont Street when he was struck by a white sedan, likely a Camry.
The victim, who sustained massive head injures, was later identified as Martiros Arutyunyan of Glendale.
Police said he was legally crossing when he was struck.