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Los Angeles, CA – Suspected Hit-and-run Driver Arrested in Incident that Killed Byern Smith

Posted on May 20, 2020

Suspected Hit-and-run Driver Arrested in Incident that Killed Byern Smith in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, CA (May 20, 2020) – A driver suspected of hitting and killing a pedestrian in Los Angeles nearly two weeks ago was arrested. Reports say the suspected hit-and-run driver was identified as Maria Perez, a resident of Bell Gardens, 59 years old.

According to reports, early in the morning on May 7, at roughly 1:50 a.m., a pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in the vicinity of Alameda and 7th Street. The vehicle was described as a Scion xB, white in color.

Reports say on Sunday, May 17, a little before 2:00 a.m., officers saw a vehicle matching the description of the vehicle in the deadly hit-and-run incident. The vehicle, according to authorities, was spotted not far from where the deadly incident occurred, and at roughly the same time as the May 7 crash.

The driver of a Scion xB, white in color, was detained by a Los Angeles patrol sergeant in the area of Sixth Street and Gladys Avenue in the downtown area of Los Angeles.

The driver–identified as Maria Perez–was arrested on suspicion of hit-and-run, and for three misdemeanor warrants, and two felony warrants, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The pedestrian who was killed was identified as Byern Smith, 50 years old.

Investigators are working on collecting information and details regarding the crash.

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