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Suspected Hit-&-Run Driver Arrested By L.A.P.D


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A 59-year old Bell Gardens woman has been charged in a fatal hit and run that occurred in the early morning on May 7th in Downtown Los Angeles, LAPD is reporting.

  • Maria Perez, age 59, of Bell Gardens is accused of striking and killing Byern Smith, age 51, as he was walking on the 1600 block of E. 7th Street just before 2:00 a.m on May 7, LAPD said.

  • Perez was charged with felony hit-and-run, a second unspecified felony charge, and three outstanding misdemeanor warrants, FOX 11 reported.

  • Perez is expected in court Monday regarding the two felony warrants.