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Swerving driver strikes, kills pedestrian on sidewalk in Koreatown

Driver A 73-year-old driver swerved into oncoming traffic early Sunday before running off the road and fatally striking a man on a sidewalk in Koreatown, authorities said.

 The female motorist, who has not been identified, was not arrested, and there was no sign drugs or alcohol were involved, said LAPD Officer Karen Rayner. She said authorities will  determine later whether to file charges.

The motorist was driving a 2000 Nissan Pathfinder on Vermont Avenue at 8th Street when she “veered into the northbound lanes of traffic and off the roadway” about 7:30 a.m. Sunday, police said.

Los Angeles resident Yueany Qisquina, 27, was walking on the sidewalk when he was hit by the car. Authorities said he was taken to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead.

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Image: Map shows location of where a woman struck a man with her car in Koreatown. Source: Google Maps

 
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