52-Year-Old Victim Killed in Hit-and-Run Accident near Sepulveda Pass

SHERMAN OAKS, CA (April 7, 2022) – Thursday morning, 52-year-old Andrea Ortega was fatally struck in a deadly collision on 101 Freeway.

The accident happened on 101 Freeway near the Sepulveda Pass around 4:16 a.m.  Authorities responded to the south Ventura (101) Freeway and the northbound San Diego (405) Freeway exchange shortly after.

There, officers located the severely injured woman, Ortega, down on the roadway. Due to the extent of her condition, crews pronounced Ortega dead at the scene.

Moreover, the involved driver fled the scene without rendering aid to the victim.

At this time, an active investigation to determine further details is still currently underway. Once available, more information will be provided.


The team at Sweet James offers their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Andrea Ortega. May the memories of your loved one give you strength in the days ahead.


Losing someone in a deadly accident is always a traumatic experience for the surviving family. At Sweet James, they understand that the death of a loved one can leave a lasting impact on your emotional and financial well-being, and they are here to help. Their wrongful death attorneys understand that the legal issues impose challenges to those involved. Let their team help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the welfare of your family. Call their office today at (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation. Click here to request a police report.

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