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Police say Huntington Park hit-and-run suspect turns herself in

A Huntington Park woman who fled after a hit-and-run collision with pedestrians that left one dead and two others injured Friday night has turned herself in to police, authorities said today.

Carol Eleana Vega, 29, allegedly failed to stop at a red light near the intersection of 6th and Lorena streets in Boyle Heights and struck three pedestrians in a marked crosswalk at 9:55 p.m., according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

Guadalupe Colmenares, 19, of Los Angeles died after she was transported to a hospital. Rita Colmenares, 37, was taken to the hospital in critical condition along with her 14-year-old daughter, who also suffered injuries.

Vega fled in a 1993 Chrysler Concorde, officials said, but later turned herself in to Whittier police.

-- Ari B. Bloomekatz
 
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she did the right thing turning herself in today but why didn t she turn herself in earlier was she scared or did she not care about what she did but later had a change of heart

We should rush them back to mexico for treatment.

And Sailbyme, straight back to sheep sodomizing for happiness...

WHY does the headline read: "Police say Huntington Park hit-and-run suspect turns herself in", if the city clearly states BOYLE HEIGHTS? The intersection was 6th & Lorena, clearly that's NOT Huntington Park...

I feel bad for the pedestrians who were hurt by this woman...if she was going to turn herself in after all, she could have just simply done the right thing and stopped to help the people she ran over. She could have saved a life. What would it take to just stop the vehicle after an accident? Nothing but courage. A hit and run would just aggravate the crime and add to the jail time which will undoubtedly, now be imposed.

They always hittin and runnin............through the book at her

Funny how published comments can be blatantly racist. However, if there is a sarcastic comment about USC football the comment does not get published. Good job LA Times.


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