Woman arrested on suspicion of murder after crash that killed 1 and injured 8

A 20-year-old motorist was booked on suspicion of murder Monday, following a North Hills collision that killed a man and injured at least eight other people this weekend, authorities said.

Saidy Samayoa was allegedly fleeing a felony hit and run accident in a white 2000 Toyota 4Runner on Sunday about 11:30 a.m. at Sepulveda Boulevard and Parthenia Street, the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division said in a statement.

The 4Runner sped westbound on Parthenia, ran a red light and slammed into a white Toyota Sienna van driving northbound on Haskell Avenue, according to police. The collision caused the van to roll over, ejecting several occupants, police said.

More than 60 firefighters responded to the scene.


There were two adults in the front seats of the Sienna and four children in the back seats. All four of the children were hospitalized with severe injuries, according to the LAPD.

The adult male riding in the Sienna, a 37-year-old resident of North Hills, later died at a hospital. His identity was not released. The other adult in the vehicle also was hospitalized.

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Samayoa on Monday was hospitalized with severe injuries and was subsequently arrested, according to the LAPD. She had two male passengers in her vehicle who were also severely injured; they remained hospitalized on Monday, police said.

The collision was still under investigation by the LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division. The Los Angeles Fire Department has asked the mayor’s Crisis Response Team to provide assistance to a family affected by the “traumatic incident,” said Erik Scott, a fire department spokesman.

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