Traffic Fatality on Wentworth

Police and ambulance at Marybell cross-walk traffic fatality.

by David DeMullé

Another needless death occurred Monday night at about 5:45 p.m. A 52-year-old transient woman was reportedly crossing the street at the Marybell and Wentworth crosswalk when she was struck by a luxury car and killed. Witnesses stated that they thought that she was crossing with the warning lights flashing. There is some confusion as to exactly what happened.

One witness stated that the victim was walking in the crosswalk when the speeding car came up on her. Supposedly, the car swerved into the crosswalk as the victim tried to jump out of the way and instead, jumped into the path of the auto. The woman driving a 2015 Tesla stopped and tried to render aid but didn’t know how.

The LAPD are investigating the accident. The coroner’s office is trying to locate next of kin.

If anyone knows the victim, please call Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter at (213) 343-0783 and refer to case #2081.

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