Keymontae Mackenzie, Transgender Woman, Killed in Hollywood Hit-&-Run
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A 22-year-old transgender woman is the latest fatality in L.A.'s hit-and-run epidemic.
See also: L.A.'s Bloody Hit-and-Run Epidemic.
Pedestrian Keymontae Mackenzie was killed in an early-morning collision over the weekend on Santa Monica Boulevard east of Highland Avenue, the LAPD said in a statement.
L.A. Fire Department paramedics rushed to the scene, but ...
... they couldn't revive her, police said. She was pronounced dead at the scene.
It happened about 3 a.m. Friday, the LAPD stated:
... A motorist traveling eastbound on Santa Monica Boulevard just east of Highland Avenue, collided with the pedestrian who was apparently stepping off the curb/sidewalk when he was struck. The motorist continued eastbound on Santa Monica Boulevard, failing to stop and render aid or to identify himself.
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Detectives this week were looking for an older model, light-colored Ford Thunderbird and its driver. The car probably has front-end damage.
If you have seen such a car or know who the driver might be, call LAPD West Traffic Division investigators: (213) 473-0234.
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