The L.A. Times reports that Los Angeles police have arrested a woman in connection with the hit and run accident outside USC that killed 18-year-old Adrianna Bachan and seriously injured a 19-year-old companion, Marcus Garfinkle. The two students were crossing Jefferson Boulevard at Hoover Street just outside the campus early Sunday morning. The incident, part of a recent series of horrific traffic accidents and hit-and-run crimes, shocked the city. A reward whose purse has escalated to $235,000 has been put together by the City Council, the Board of Supervisors, USC and an anonymous donor.
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It isn't now known who the detained thirtysomething woman is, or if she was behind the wheel of the car. Garfinkle, who remains in a hospital, was reportedly carried on the car's windshield for 500 feet -- before the vehicle stopped to allow a passenger to shove Garfinkle off into the street. LAPD is to release further details about the arrest at a news conference later today.