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Father helped daughter cover up fatal hit-and-run, LAPD says

August 9, 2011 |  2:13 pm

61053807 A father and daughter were arrested Tuesday morning in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 17-year-old Chatsworth High School senior, Los Angeles police said.

Dominique Rush, 23, of Oxnard was booked on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter and felony hit and run. She is being held in lieu of $100,000 at the Van Nuys jail.

Also arrested was Steven Rush, 44, of Porter Ranch, for allegedly helping his daughter conceal the crime after the fact. His bail was set at $20,000.

German Alex Romero was killed after being struck by a 2003 Toyota Corolla while riding his bike with a friend April 20 in the far right lane of northbound De Soto Avenue near Valerio Street , police said.  The friend was not injured.

Press coverage helped provide tips from the public. As a result, the LAPD said, "Valley Traffic detectives were able to work this case from minimum leads and culminating with the two arrests made today."


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-- Andrew Blankstein (Twitter: @anblanx)

Photo: A teenager was struck from behind while riding a bicycle. Credit: KTLA-TV