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64-Year-Old Woman Killed in Hit and Run

The female driver accused of causing the fatal crash abandoned her car and ran away.

A 64-year-old woman was killed Friday in a two-car hit-and-run crash in South Los Angeles that was caught on surveillance video.

The woman, who was driving one of the vehicles, was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash, which was reported at 5:55 p.m. in the 9500 block of South Hoover Street, according to Margaret Stewart of the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The other driver, a female, abandoned the vehicle and fled on foot, according to Los Angeles police Officer Aareon Jefferson.

Brenda Joyce Scott, of Carson, was killed in the crash, according to police.

Surveillance video shows a Jeep running a stop sign and hitting a Mercedes with so much force that the back tires of the Jeep flies up. 

The driver of the Mercedes was forced into a fence that gated a home. A palm tree kept the vehicle from ramming into the house itself.

A detailed description of the suspect was not immediately available.

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