26-Year-Old Los Angeles Woman Killed in Sun Valley Hit-and-Run Crash

LOS ANGELES, CA (June 6, 2023) – A hit-and-run collision on Lankershim Boulevard claimed the life of Sonia Garcia last Saturday morning. The fatal crash occurred around 3:55 a.m. along the northbound Lankershim Boulevard, near Cayuga Avenue in Sun Valley neighborhood. According to the LAPD, a 2015 Nissan Versa approached Cayuga Avenue while traveling north. For unknown reasons, the Nissan rear-ended a big rig hauling a white cabin and a dark-colored trailer. Subsequently, the impact of the first collision sent the Nissan in a northeasterly direction when it rolled over. Investigators said the truck driver did not stop or render aid to the Nissan driver and fled the scene. The first responders unfortunately declared the Nissan driver deceased. Later, the coroner’s office identified the driver as 26-year-old Sonia Garcia of Los Angeles. At this time, the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division is asking anyone with additional information about the hit-and-run to contact 818-644-8000. Those who wish to stay anonymous can contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. The city is offering a reward of up to $50,000 to anyone who can lead the authorities to the suspect’s arrest.
Sweet James sends out their warm and sincerest sympathies to the friends and family of Sonia Garcia. May the loving memories of your loved one and the love of your family give you strength in the days ahead.
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