Woman Run Over, Killed in Possible Road Rage Incident; Passenger Arrested

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A driver who pulled over amid a dispute with a motorcyclist was killed early Tuesday in Hollywood when she fell out of her car and was run over, possibly by her passenger, who took off and was later arrested by police.

Sophia Ardalan, 27, was fatally injured about midnight in the 1300 block of North Martel Avenue, near Sunset Boulevard, according to the coroner's office and the Los Angeles Police Department. Her home town was not known.

According to multiple media reports, two women in a Mercedes-Benz got into a minor collision with the motorcyclist, then pulled over and got into an argument outside an apartment complex on Martel Avenue.

The reason why is very unclear. A friend was arrested after she was accused of running her over in Hollywood. Patrick Healy reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. Jan. 21, 2020.

As the women were arguing with the motorcyclist, "the car began to drive away (and) the driver fell out of the car somehow, striking a tree,'' LAPD Capt. Brian Wendling told reporters. "The passenger that was in the vehicle attempted to move the vehicle. The passenger has fled on foot ...''

The woman who fled was arrested by police shortly before 8 a.m., according to LAPD Officer Liseth Lomeli of the Media Relations office. Her name was not immediately available.

The motorcyclist remained at the scene.


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