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Woman was texting when she fatally struck pedestrian, L.A. County prosecutors allege

December 14, 2010 |  1:48 pm

L.A. County prosecutors Tuesday filed charges against a 20-year-old who who fatally struck a pedestrian in Glendale, allegedly while texting.

According to a statement by the L.A. County district attorney's office, Ani Voskanian was charged with one felony count of vehicular manslaughter. Bail was set at $50,000.

The fatal accident generated headlines in Glendale after it occurred Sept. 15, but officials had not immediately concluded she was texting. At the time, police said the woman had driven through a stop sign.

Voskanian allegedly hit Misak Ranjbar, 80, as he was walking on a Glendale street.  He later died of his injuries.


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Photo: The car involved in the accident. Credit: Times Community News.