A hit-and-run on Saturday in Boyle Heights caused the death of a y0ung mother tending to her 5-year old daughter. Now, authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the identity of that driver, ABC 7 reports.
Around 1:50 p.m. Korina Campos, 27, was taking her daughter out of her parked car along the west curb of Boyle Avenue, north of Whittier Boulevard, when the driver reportedly lost control of his car and hit her. The driver –a 30-year-old Hispanic male wearing a T-shirt and blue jeans– may have also been injured at the scene of the crime and abandoned his 2011 Toyota Corolla there.
The child was also badly injured but is expected to recover. Campos was taken to LAC + USC Medical Center where she died from her injuries.
Anyone with information on the incident is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department Central Traffic Division detectives at (213) 833-3713.
This is the second fatal hit-and-run accident reported in Boyle Heights in the last two months. A 70-year-old nun was killed by a motorist who did not stop as she crossed North Evergreen Street in early December. A suspect is still at large in that incident.
Photo above: The victim was parked on the West side of Boyle Street, just North of Whittier, when she was struck.