A 52-year-old ride-sharing driver killed in a hit-and-run crash in South Los Angeles that left her passenger critically injured was identified Sunday.
Folesha Parker-Iverson died at the scene, according to the coroner’s office and the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Authorities have arrested one suspect in connection with the crash, reported at 3:36 a.m. Saturday at the traffic signal at Arlington Avenue and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Los Angeles police said.
The suspect’s car was headed north on Arlington Avenue, while Parker- Iverson and her passenger were going east on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, when they crashed at the intersection, according to LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado.
Parker-Iverson’s passenger had to be removed from the vehicle and was taken in critical condition to an area hospital, fire department spokeswoman Margaret Stewart said.
Parker-Iverson worked for both Uber and Lyft and it was not clear for which service she was driving at the time of the crash, LAPD Sgt. T. Karandy said.
Two people were seen running from the location, Preciado said.
One suspect was taken into custody later in the day, Karandy said.
That person will be booked on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, authorities said.
Police were searching for a second suspect.
The name of the suspect in custody was not released because the investigation was continuing, Karandy said.
According to sources at the scene, Parker-Iverson had been driving a black Honda Accord, and the other car was a silver Infinity sedan.
–City News Service