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Woman Struck, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in Toluca Lake

The crash is reported at 8:55 p.m. in the 4100 block of Cahuenga Boulevard.

A woman in her 50s was struck and killed tonight in Toluca Lake by a vehicle driven by a hit-and-run driver.

The crash was reported at 8:55 p.m. in the 4100 block of Cahuenga Boulevard, near Lankershim Boulevard, said Officer Bruce Borihanh of the Los Angeles Police Department. The site of the crash is near Universal Studios, as well as the borders of Studio City and North Hollywood.

"The female was found lying in the street," Borihanh said, adding that witnesses at the scene reported the collision. "The suspect vehicle is a four-door sedan with collision damage to the front end last seen traveling at a high rate of speed."

The victim was pushing a cart across the street when she was struck, Borihanh said.

She was struck by a second vehicle whose driver stopped and remained at the scene until police arrived, Borihanh said.

The woman was pronounced dead at the scene, Borihanh said.

Susan Cellner May 22, 2012 at 10:38 PM
Thank You !! She was my friend and a most extraordinary person. She was one of the most talented people I ever met and and could sum up a situation in a heartbeat. I will miss her so much.
Susan Cellner May 23, 2012 at 01:29 PM
I visited Karen over Thanksgiving and on into December of last year. Paul McCauley was my cousin. We loved Karen and Paul so much . She really missed him after he passed. She was a true and honest friend, talented beyond measure and a devoted believer in the Lord Jesus Christ. I thank the Lord that He gave me the opportunity to know her and I cherich my memories of her. She had pictures of all her family around her and spoke very highly of you all. It was obvious how much she loved you all.
mary dacey May 25, 2012 at 06:53 PM
I just found out today and am so sad. Karen was a friend for many years..I loved her artwork and we traded paintings a few times. Yes, a great cook, indeed........she could make something out of nothing!...anyway, I will miss her, too...since the '80's...hallelujah, you are with the Lord now.
Debbie ferris May 11, 2013 at 01:10 AM
Another sister here..Debbie. The above is all too true regarding Karen's brilliance. I live in LA now. It is a hard city. And, very easy to be killed by car. Some posts assume my sister was homeless number or just another trash picker. She was NOT! Thank you to all of you have been kind and thoughtful in your posts.
Debbie ferris May 11, 2013 at 06:42 PM
No. The Toyota Dealership looked but equipment was antiquated. As of two weeks after of Karen's murder the cameras were updated.


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