A woman, identified as Adriana Sanchez, was tragically killed in a hit-and-run incident while walking her two dogs in North Hills, Los Angeles County. The incident occurred at approximately 6 a.m. on Monday near the intersection of Burnet Avenue and Rayen Street. Sanchez was in a marked crosswalk when a vehicle struck her, and the driver fled the scene without stopping or rendering aid, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Sanchez was immediately transported to the hospital by the Los Angeles Fire Department but unfortunately succumbed to her injuries. She was a well-known member of the North Hills community, where she had lived for over a decade. Sanchez had a daily routine of walking her dogs at around 6 a.m.
Surveillance video captured Sanchez walking her dogs shortly before the incident. Her family, devastated by the loss, is actively searching for any footage that might help identify the hit-and-run driver. They are determined to see the responsible person brought to justice.
The dogs accompanying Sanchez were also hit by the driver but managed to escape and survive, as reported by the victim’s family.
The Los Angeles Police Department is currently investigating the collision but has not yet released a description of the vehicle involved. A reward of up to $50,000 is being offered for information leading to the identification, arrest, and prosecution of the driver.
Anyone with information about this hit-and-run incident is urged to contact LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division Officer Reyes at 818-644-8114 or Detective Martinez at 818-644-8033. Anonymous tips can also be submitted through L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or online at L.A. Crime Stoppers.