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Suspected Hit-And-Run Driver Arrested After He Returns To Deadly West Adams Scene With Mother

LOS ANGELES ( — A man suspected in a deadly hit-and-run was arrested after he returned to the scene of the crash in the West Adams neighborhood of Los Angeles with his mother.

Two pedestrians described as a man and a woman, both in their 50s, were struck at the corner of La Brea Avenue and Adams Boulevard about 10:15 p.m. Saturday.

Police say the vehicle, described as a Toyota, was heading southbound on La Brea Avenue and did not stop for the two pedestrians who were in a crosswalk.

Authorities said the vehicle fled the scene and both victims believed to be homeless were transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where the female victim died overnight. The male victim remains in stable condition.

While investigators were still at the scene, police say the suspected driver accompanied by his mother returned to the scene. He was described as a 20-year-old man.

Police do not believe that alcohol or drugs played a factor in the crash. Police suspect that the man panicked, drove home, told his mother what happened, and she brought him to the scene.

The man was arrested on suspicion of felony hit-and-run. His identity was not released.

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