In the early morning hours of Friday, September 20th, a 33-year-old man who was crossing Lincoln Boulevard was struck by an automobile and died at the scene.
Witnesses reported the driver stopping shortly but quickly speeding off again after the collision with the pedestrian.
According to Los Angeles Police Detective B. Johnson, the man was walking in a clearly marked crosswalk, but was doing so against the signal.
Unfortunately for the suspect in this case, a victim walking against a signal is no excuse to leave the scene and commit a hit-and-run. Especially when the victim was killed.
It was an anonymous tip that lead to the woman being arrested in the hit-and-run. Kara Kiehl, another 33 year old Venice resident was arrested at 3:20 pm Friday afternoon at her home. Kiehl was brought up on felony hit and run charges and is currently being held on $50,000 bail.
Felony hit-and-run is a very serious crime and carries with it stiff penalties. Convictions begin with a fine of anywhere from $1,000 to $10,000 dollars, as well as anywhere from 16 months to 4 years in California State Prison.