Encino, CA – Police Hunt for Hit-and-Run Driver That Killed Mother of Two
Encino, CA ( October 18, 2018) – Local authorities reported that a mother of two was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver while she was at a crosswalk on Ventura Blvd. in Encino, California. The incident transpired Saturday evening on October 13, 2018.
According to the initial police report, Yana Lavrentev, a thirty-year-old mother of two, had a night out with her husband and six other couples when the group intended to cross the boulevard to get coffee. Lavrentev was with two other friends going to stake out a table at the coffee shop when an SUV crashed into her.
Investigators believe the mother of two was halfway across the median when an older model SUV approached the crosswalk, exceeding 35 miles per hour without slowing down. The vehicle struck Lavrentev, leaving her critically injured. Police and firefighters were dispatched to the scene of the accident where they rendered aid to the victim and transported her to a local hospital. Lavrentev was hospitalized for more than a day before she succumbed to her injuries and was taken off life support.
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We extend our most heartfelt prayers and our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Yana Lavrentev. We wish you strength and peace of mind during this tragic time.
Based on the information provided in the initial report, many issues surrounding this fatal hit-and-run accident have not been resolved. By law, drivers in an accident are required to remain at the scene and cooperate with authorities. Fleeing a crash site is a criminal act that can result in severe punishment, including charges of felony hit-and-run. Based on the report, officers suspect the violent collision was a hit-and-run.
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