Driver Arrested after Fatal Hit-and-Run Collision near Griffith Park

LOS ANGELES, CA (October 13, 2022) – Saturday afternoon, Valeriy Saakyan was killed and Sonia Sovereign was arrested after a hit-and-run.

The incident happened around 2:30 p.m., in the 2400 block of Fern Dell Drive on October 8th.

According to reports, a dispute occurred between Saakyan and Sovereign. He lost his footing and Sovereign got into his light blue 2005 Lexus and intentionally ran him over. Sovereign then fled the scene without rendering aid to the victim.

First responders arrived and rushed 70-year-old Saakyan to a local hospital. Due to the extent of injuries sustained, medics later pronounced Saakyan dead.

Following preliminary duties, police located and arrested Sovereign after she was seen getting out of the involved vehicle.

The Sweet James team sends their warm and sincerest sympathies out to the friends and family of Valeriy Saakyan. May the loving memories of your loved one and the love of family give you strength in the days ahead.

Losing someone in a hit-and-run 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 them help you through the legal process so that you can focus on the welfare of your family. Call their office today (800) 975-3435 to arrange a free and confidential case evaluation.

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