Pedestrian killed by alleged distracted driver

A driver who police say was checking messages on her cellphone allegedly hit a man with her car and killed him.

The driver involved in the deadly pedestrian crash tells police she was on her cell phone when it happened.

Rosario Valdezinda was arrested Wednesday on a vehicular manslaughter charge at the scene Wednesday night.

Detectives say she was on her cellphone and texting using 'WhatsApp' when she hit and killed 65-year-old Young Do Kim. The detective on this case, says this might be the first death associated with distracted driving and texting, in the city of Los Angeles

Kim was in the marked crosswalk at 6th Street and Grand Avenue and running to catch a bus when he was struck and killed.

Residents at the Grand View retirement home remembered Kim as a man who enjoyed cleaning and helping others. He was seen helping the handicap and pushing people around in their wheelchairs.

Valdezinda is out of jail on a $50,000 bond. She is expected in court February 15, 2019.