Mother and Daughter Arrested in Deadly Hit-and-Run

A mother and daughter have been arrested in connection with an April hit-and-run collision in Glendale that left an 81-year-old grandfather dead, police said Friday.

Martiros Arutunyan was crossing Belmont Street just 200 yards from his home when he was struck by the driver of a white Toyota Camry.

"You don't just run over a human being and leave them to die in the street," Arutunyan's family member said. "I call that person a heartless animal."

Two teens who witnessed the crash ran after the car, but the driver took off. Police also had surveillance video from the scene.

Goar Davtyan, 67, is suspected of being behind the wheel of the Camry at the time of the crash, according to Glendale police. She has been charged with felony hit-and-run and felony vehicular manslaughter.

Her daughter, Alina Davtyan, 41, is accused of being an accessory to a crime after the fact and filing a false insurance claim where she stated the damage to her sedan was from a different accident.

In a written statement, the Glendale Police Department said Goar Davtyan was identified early in the investigation as a person of interest.

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