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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run accident in Sherman Oaks [Updated]

October 19, 2010 |  5:47 pm

A pedestrian was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles police said Tuesday.

The crash, which occurred about 3:40 p.m. on Woodman Avenue near Addison Street, involved a burgundy sport utility vehicle, said LAPD Officer Sara Fayden.

The victim was crossing in the middle of the block when he was struck by the SUV, Fayden said. The driver did not stop to aid the victim.

[Updated at 6:15 p.m.: The driver of the SUV, a woman approximately 20 years of age, drove a couple of blocks past the incident, flagged down two police officers and told them that she thought she hit someone, Officer Karen Rayner of the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division said. Police initially reported the incident as a hit-and-run accident.

Based on the driver's statement and the description of the car, the woman was taken into custody and was being questioned by detectives, Rayner said.

The victim was a boy between 14 and 16 years old, Rayner said.]

-- Andrew Blankstein and Victoria Kim
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