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Police: Daughter of LAPD veteran officer a suspect in fatal Calif. hit-and-run

Vanessa Marie Yanez, 22, the daughter of a veteran LAPD Sgt., is a suspect in a fatal hit-and-run, CBS LA reports.

(CBS) The 22-year-old suspect in a fatal hit-and-run accident is the daughter of a veteran Los Angeles police officer, CBS LA reports.

Police allege Vanessa Marie Yanez, 22, was behind the wheel June 26 when her car struck bicyclist Jesse Dotson on a Los Angeles street.

The driver fled, according to the report. Dotson, who suffered serious head injuries, was transferred to a hospital where he died June 29.

Police reportedly found the suspect's car at a home less than a mile away from the accident scene. The car matched the description of a vehicle Yanez had reported missing, CBS LA reports.

Yanez is reportedly the daughter of Sgt. Arturo Yanez, a 30-year LAPD veteran.

Police say there's no reason to believe the elder Yanez was involved, but police said they will launch a separate investigation if the investigation uncovers he had knowledge of the accident.

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