A 57-year-old pedestrian killed in a hit-and-run crash in South Los Angeles was identified Saturday by the coroner’s office as Petra Benitez-Vilchis.
The crash was reported at 9:08 p.m. Sunday in the area of Normandie Avenue and 59th Street, according to a desk officer at the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division.
Benitez-Vilchis was pronounced dead at the scene, he said.
According to the coroner’s office, Benitez-Vilchis died of blunt force trauma. Her death was ruled an accident.