A man was in custody Thursday in connection with the hit-and-run death of a woman who was dropping off toys at a South Los Angeles shelter on Christmas Eve.

Trina Newman-Townsend, 62, was injured about 3:30 p.m. Dec. 24 at Broadway and 88th Street and died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

Carlos Mayor, 55, of Los Angeles was arrested Wednesday, according to the LAPD and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Mayor, who lives near the crash site, was booked on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter, according to ABC7. He was held on $50,000 bail, the sheriff’ department reported.

Police said Newman-Townsend was dropping off toys to a shelter with her children, and as she returned to her parked vehicle, she was struck by a blue mid-size sedan that sustained significant damage to the front passenger area.

The vehicle was northbound on South Broadway and continued in that direction, failing to stop, according to police. ABC7 reported that she was a mother, grandmother and community activist who helped raise foster children.

The arrest was announced at a Thursday morning news conference at the LAPD’s South Traffic Division.

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