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

September 27, 2009 |  4:17 pm
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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