LANCASTER – A woman was found dead on the side of the road in Lancaster, following a suspected hit and run Saturday night, authorities said.
The incident was reported around 7:20 p.m. on Saturday, May 9. A man discovered the victim near Avenue L and Challenger Way and alerted authorities, according to Lt. Clinton Skaggs of the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station.
The man also reported seeing a car with front-end damage further down the road, Skaggs said.
When deputies arrived, they determined the woman was a pedestrian who had been hit by a car. Los Angeles County firefighters pronounced her dead at the scene.
Deputies also found a blue Nissan sedan abandoned on the side of the Antelope Valley (14) Freeway, not far from where the body was found, Skaggs said.
“You never know who was driving at the time,” Skaggs said. Deputies will now attempt to contact the vehicle’s registered owner, he said.
The coroner’s office identified the woman by her fingerprints and determined she was about 50 years old. Authorities have not yet released her name to the public.
UPDATE: Lancaster Sheriff’s Station Traffic Detectives investigated the collision and subsequently arrested the suspected hit-and-run driver, Octavio TrejoCabrera. The 29-year-old man was arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated and hit and run causing injury or death. He was booked at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station in lieu of $100,000 bail.
Based on witness statements and evidence found at the collision scene, detectives determined the blue Nissan Sentra was traveling westbound on Avenue L when it went off the roadway and onto the dirt shoulder, striking the female pedestrian that was walking on the north dirt shoulder.
8 comments for "Woman killed in suspected hit and run in Lancaster [update: driver arrested, DUI suspected]"
Stacey Steger says
Wow pray how sad not good ok
First of all you idiots talking about “illegals” have no idea what this man’s immigration status is. Second, you racist right winged sociopaths have some of the worst track records we’ve ever seen in this country. Pedophiles, rapists, school shooters, need I say more?? Because I could. I am sorry for the families involved. But you racist, fascist trump supporters should be ashamed.
Sounds like one of those that ran across the border. The ones Democrats love.
Citizens of sanctuary cities tolerate being killed by drunk illegal aliens.
How stupid can our legislators be? Oh, I forgot, most of their parents snuck over the border and now their spawn is in charge of Mexifornia.
This was my best friend, Halli. I just heard this news from her family. We had been estranged for years, I had been searching for her for a very long time. I am devastated by this news and saddened for her family. Rest In Peace my sweet friend. You will never be forgotten.
Halli was a very complicated woman, I had known her for close to 3 years when she was killed. But I don’t believe I knew her at all. I’m only positive about a couple things when I think of her, she was generous beyond words and she didn’t have any mean in her.
I sure would like to know more about her than I know Tina. Is there any way I could speak to you about her. Unfortunately I dont know anything about Halli before 3 years ago.
I will check back here often to see if you answer, im worried it’s been to long between your post and mine for you to see this.
Too much Corona…
Another tragedy in the valley says
So sorry for the families loss
I know you do not attend you can imagine the person that it was remember this is sanctuary City
Most have no feelings for others