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71-year-old woman killed by hit-and-run driver in Compton

A 71-year-old woman was killed today in Compton after her car flipped when it was hit by a driver fleeing a hit-and-run, authorities said.

Teresa Andrade, a resident of Mexico, was ejected from her car after being hit by the driver of a sport utility vehicle about 2 p.m. on Wilmington Avenue near Raymond Street, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and Coroner's office.

The SUV was traveling north on Wilmington when it clipped a woman on a motorcycle riding in the same direction, Sheriff's Sgt. Douglas Iketani said. The driver slowed down as if he were about to pull over, but instead made a U-turn and crashed into the vehicle carrying Andrade.

The driver fled, but the license plate of his SUV was left at the scene. Sheriff’s deputies traced the license plate to a Compton residence where they found and detained three males, two of whom are juveniles, Iketani said. About 8:30 p.m., the driver was brought into the Compton station by his family members. It was unclear if there were passengers in the SUV at the time of the crash. All four males are related, Iketani said.

The driver's name has not been released.

Andrade was pronounced dead at the scene. No other injuries were reported.

-- Corina Knoll

 
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for those of you with such heartless comments...
may your children, grandchildren, or hopefully even YOU, die such a death. With such negativity in your lives, I doubt any of you will be missed. But I can already imagine how your relatives will fight for whatever was left in the trailer...

Thats just plain ignorant, if you didn't have anything positive to say you shouldn't have said anything at all. My prayers go out to the family, this lady was still a human, she may have been someone's mother or grandmother. Reading some of these commnents really disgust me. I'd like to see you attend the funeral and voice your opinion.

I hope my sister rests in peace, we will all miss her very much.

Very sad incident; however, she was 71...Looks like the driver (criminal with no license, no insurance, no citizenship or other legal paperwork) will be spending a few Christmas' in prison...then deported to some third world country...

This was my friend's mom....may she rest in peace and may God give her family the strength that they need in this time of loss. And for all of you people posting ignorant comments, FYI: she was a resident of Mexico, visiting her family for the holidays.......

Aunt Teresa may you rest in peace. We will always miss you. For all of those who can only say hurtful things be mindful that while my aunt was alive she was was a sister mother of 8 grandmother to many an aunt and sibling to all who held her near in their hearts.

P.S. Dude whom ever you may be, we will not waste our time in lowering ourselves to your level and may GOD bless you to have a heart to sympathize our family which is grieving the loss of our aunt.

For starters, I send condolences to the family of the 71 year old lady that passed away in the crash.

What's with the soft reporting, ambiguity and nonsense "Teresa Andrade, a resident of Mexico". Did you mean to say visitor? You have such intimate information as to know a person's residency and yet not the nature of their presence in our country. What weak reporting. Visitors are supposed to have a passport on their persons at all times, no if's ands or buts. The story did not lead "Visitor from Mexico".

Yes, what "Dude" wrote was not the most tactful of comments, but it does represent the overall frustration being experienced in the USA with, P.C. news outlets that have an “illegal alien” agenda and in particular, news outlets in Southern California.

A full report of the story would have covered more topical information regarding the nature of the two drivers involved in this unfortunate happening. In every one of the countries of the world I travel in, the nature of a foreign residence standings as a visitor would have been shared with the readers. If for no other reason than to draw social awareness, be polite and helpful to travelers from abroad, and especially not to rear end them in a high speed accident.

On the flip side, every foreign news agency in the world would also clearly state if a person in such a fatal event was in the country illegally. The publishers in these countries have some national pride, sense of identity with the descendents of the people that founded the country and want their readers to know the real truth pertaining to the presents of illegal’s with in their country's boarders, the cost of harboring them, and the burden they impose on our medical system, schools, insurance system....

I support the ""Dude".

It is sad the way some people think. To Dude you have no compassion and I pray that God will teach you and show you the error of your ways. My great aunt is someone who deserves respect because she was an honorable woman and she passed away in a tragic way. Thank you for everyone's prayers and support.

Man..like I said...im everywhere in LA..Compton..Watts..Long Beach....I was at the chicken place on Alondra N Wilmington...didnt know what happend till I got home and saw it on the 10pm news...stupid driver who hit and run...should get the book thrown at them...I hate crossing at Raymond st n Wilimington...but you cant Make U Turns on East or West Bound Alondra.....

Where does it say at any one point in the story that a) she was an illegal immigrant and b) the juveniles are illegal immigrants? The story says she was a resident of Mexico (never states that she is here legally or illegally). Unbelievable how a story about a hit and run tragedy is transformed into an illegal immigration issue. I've seen many stories where unlicensed youths (do I really have to state that they are citizens) running away from accidents they have caused. Maybe you should take from the story that if you have teens, be sure to talk to them about not getting themselves into trouble and acting in a responsible manner.

The sorrow of the faithful is not that of permanent loss,
but the tender sense of sadness that comes in saying good-bye for now to someone you love. May today's sorrow give way
to the peace and comfort of God's love.

From someone that knows what you're feeling, my deepest sympathy to all the family........

Just another ordinary, winter wonderland in the city of Compton, home of the champions! How does having a mural of Obama on Compton's city hall, will transform Compton into a safe and sane city?

I THINK THAT NOBODY SHOULD JUDGE BECAUSE U GUYS WERE NOT THERE SO U'LL DON'T KNOW WHAT REALLY HAPPENED.

Sad how the LA Times feels that the death of a 71 year old woman by a hit and run requires only a blog spot. This is the real travesty of the whole thing

Why don't they say that the 71 year-old lady wasn't wearing her seatbelt and that's why she got ejected from the car or truck.

MAN MY PRAYERS GOES OUT TO HER FAMILY ITS SO SAD WHAT PEOPLE HAVE TO SAY MAN GET REAL I LIVE REALLY CLOSE BY THERE AND MAN JUST TO SEE ALL THE COPS AND HOW THE CAR WAS IT WAZ SO HEART BREAKING STAY STRONG AND JUST KNOW THERE ARE PEOPLE OUT HERE THAT CARES...

Tia Tere, We will miss you very much. Love you and god bless all the family. From JuanCarlos, Vanessa, Ashley, & Alexis Andrade.


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