Single mother of two killed in hit-and-run in East Los Angeles, CHP continues searching for driver

The California Highway Patrol is asking for the public's help locating and identifying the driver behind a deadly hit-and-run that took the life of a young mother in East Los Angeles.

According to the CHP, Susana Ramirez, 29, was crossing Whittier Boulevard at Fraser Avenue in a marked crosswalk when she was struck by a mini-van. The crash happened around 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16. Officials said that the driver of the vehicle failed to stop or render aid to Ramirez, and fled the scene eastbound on Whittier Blvd.

The victim was taken to Los Angeles County USC Medical Center with major injuries but tragically died on Friday, April 19. Ramirez, a single mother, leaves behind two young children.

A GoFundMe that was created to help with medical bills is now using the funds for her funeral expenses.

The CHP said the vehicle involved was a 2005 to 2010 silver or gray Honda Odyssey mini-van.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call the East Los Angeles Area Office at 323-980-4600 and contact Officer E. Morales #19550 or Officer M. A. Sencion #18527. Tips may also be called in anonymously to 1-800-222-8477 or at