Driver arrested in death of man, 80, who was in crosswalk

A 20-year-old Tujunga woman was arrested today after police say a nearly three month investigation showed she was texting at the time she drove through a stop sign and killed an 80-year-old Glendale resident in a crosswalk.

The woman, Ani Voskanian, into custody at her home this morning on one felony count of gross vehicular manslaughter, Glendale police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

“This is not one of those things in which you intended to go kill someone…This is one those things that your actions carry serious consequences,” Lorenz said.

Voskanian was headed west on California Avenue about 6:37 p.m. on Sept. 15 when she allegedly failed to yield at the four-way stop at Columbus Avenue and hit Misak Ranjbar as he was in a crosswalk, police said.

Ranjbar typically walked around the neighborhood to maintain a healthily lifestyle, his son, Roger Ranjbar, said at the time.

He could not be immediately reached for comment.

Click here to continue reading.

Copyright © 2019, Glendale News-Press
EDITION: California | U.S. & World