SOUTH LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — A woman in a wheelchair was killed Thursday night in a South Los Angeles hit-and-run crash, police said.
Los Angeles police said the crash happened at about 9:20 p.m. in the 11000 block of South Figueroa Street.READ MORE: 6-Year-Old Boy Hit And Killed In South LA
The 71-year-old woman, whose identity was not immediately disclosed, was crossing the street in a wheelchair when she was struck. She was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. Aerial footage from Sky2 showed a broken wheelchair in the roadway.READ MORE: Scorching Heat, Strong Winds Brings Elevated Wildfire Risk To LA Region
The driver sped away. There was no immediate description of the suspect or the vehicle, police said.MORE NEWS: Man Struck, Killed By Hit-Run Driver In Santa Monica
Figueroa Street was closed for several hours as the LAPD conducted its investigation.