LOS ANGELES – A 24-year-old woman was fatally injured when she was struck by a vehicle doing “donuts” during a street takeover in the Hyde Park community of South Los Angeles on Christmas night, authorities said Monday.
The woman was standing at the northeast corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Florence Avenue when she was struck at 9:07 p.m. Sunday, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Paramedics rushed her to a hospital, where she died from her injuries.
The driver left the vehicle at the crash scene and fled on foot, police said.
Relatives identified the victim to multiple media sources as Elyzza Guajaca. Her brother Louie Guajaca set up a Go Fund Me page online to help raise money for her funeral expenses.
“My sister was an aunty to my beautiful girls who loved her so much,” Louie Guajaca said in the appeal. “She was a beautiful sister who loved big. She was a daughter who always wanted to be around and have family time. She was the rock to our family.”
Anyone with any information about the accident was urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip.