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Woman, 39, killed in hit-and-run in South Los Angeles

Woman, 39, killed in hit-and-run in South Los Angeles
Treva Arnold, 39, was struck by a motorist early Sunday at the intersection of Slauson and Denker avenues, police said. (Los Angeles Times)

Police are looking for a motorist who fatally struck a 39-year-old woman early Sunday in South Los Angeles and fled the scene, authorities said.

Treva Arnold was standing on Slauson Avenue near the intersection of Denker Avenue about 2:30 a.m. when an eastbound car struck her, said the watch commander at the Los Angeles Police Department's South Traffic Division.

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The motorist didn't stop to assist Arnold or identify himself, police said.

Arnold was pronounced dead at the scene by the Los Angeles Fire Department. Family and friends told KABC-TV that Arnold was the mother of two children.

Witnesses in the Harvard Park neighborhood told police the driver was in a tan- or silver-colored compact car. The car probably has front-end and windshield damage, Green said.

For breaking news in California, follow @MattHjourno. He can be reached at matt.hamilton@latimes.com.

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