An off-duty female deputy, in her 40s, was struck and killed by a vehicle in Valley Village while trying to help a person, authorities said.
The crash took place about 11:05 p.m. Saturday at the intersection of Whitsett Avenue and Riverside Drive, Los Angeles police said.
The unidentified deputy was transported to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead, the LAPD said.
She was struck while “assisting a civilian,” the sheriff’s department said in a statement.
NBC4 reported that the deputy was helping an elderly person cross a street.
The driver who hit the deputy stayed at the scene to render help, the LAPD said.
L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva was issuing a statement.