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Officials identify twin sisters killed in street while brawling

January 13, 2013 |  5:36 pm

Los Angeles County coroner’s officials have identified the twin sisters who were fatally struck Sunday by a vehicle as they brawled in the middle of the street.

Tanisha and Tamaya Davis, both 31, apparently had been fighting with each other about 3 a.m. Sunday when their altercation moved into the roadway in the 4200 block of Leimert Boulevard near Leimert Park, Los Angeles police spokeswoman Norma Eisenman said.

Witnesses said a vehicle struck the women as they tussled, killing both of them. Coroner’s investigator Kelsie Weber called the incident a hit-and-run, and Eisenman said the Police Department would release more information about the deaths Monday. Police are asking any witnesses to call with information.

Eisenman said the women lived in the area, and Weber confirmed that they resided in the city of Los Angeles.

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