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Motorist Arrested in Pedestrian’s Death

A motorist was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter after striking and killing a woman jaywalking on a North Hollywood street, Los Angeles police said Thursday.

David Heidersbach, 45, of Van Nuys was arrested after the 8:20 p.m. Wednesday accident on Whitsett Avenue near Burbank Boulevard. Officers determined through sobriety tests that Heidersbach had been driving under the influence of alcohol, Officer Leona Thomas said, when his van struck Maria Bolanos, 51, of North Hollywood.


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