Mom of Five Who Was 9 Months Pregnant Killed Along With Unborn Baby in Hit-and-Run

Saravia, who was ready to welcome her sixth child in about a week, had just gotten home from buying baby supplies at Target the night she was hit.

A $50,000 reward being offered for information that helps authorities find the hit-and-run driver responsible for fatally injuring a pregnant woman in the South Los Angeles area whose unborn child also was killed.

Keisha Saravia, 38, who was nine months pregnant, was fatally injured on July 26 as she crossed a street near her residence on Main Street south of 117th Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Her unborn baby, named Lyiah K. Saravia Holmes, also died.

Saravia is also mother to five other children. 

Her family said Saravia, who was ready to welcome her sixth child in about a week, had just gotten home from buying baby supplies at Target the night she was hit. 

"Not knowing who took my daughter and her mother’s life is very tough. All I want is justice," her boyfriend, who didn't wish to be named. said.

Authorities and Saravia's family were planning an afternoon news conference Wednesday at the crash site to seek public help in solving the crime.

No description was released of the motorist or vehicle.

The reward, offered by the Los Angeles City Council, "may convince a reluctant family member or person close to him or her to come forward and provide information that will result in the location and arrest,'' a police statement said.

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call 877-LAPD-247.

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