Hit-and-run suspect out of jail after killing mother, injuring son near Dockweiler State Beach

A suspect has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run collision that killed a young mother and injured her 3-year-old son. 

Police arrested Darwin Jamal Dantzler, of Inglewood, Wednesday morning. According to LAPD, Dantzler is out on bail.

On Saturday, 33-year-old Wendy Galdamez Palma and her family were visiting Dockweiler State Beach for a bonfire. She and her son crossed the street to get to her car when an approaching vehicle struck them. 

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The vehicle drove off from the scene. 

Wendy was pronounced dead at the scene, her 3-year-old son suffered minor injuries.

Her family says Wendy was hit while cradling her son. They are devastated knowing this young mother died trying to protect her son.  

A GoFundMe has been created to help the family during their difficult time. 

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