Woman killed in Pico Rivera hit-and-run

An investigation continues after a woman was killed following a hit-and-run in Pico Rivera late Sunday night.

Three women were walking at the intersection of Rose Hills Road and San Gabriel River Parkway around 11:20 p.m. when a vehicle traveling southbound struck them, officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said.

The driver took off and did not stop to help the victims.

Authorities received a call that one of the women was in the roadway and was not breathing. She was pronounced dead shortly after first responders arrived at the scene. A second victim sustained serious injuries and was taken to the hospital, while the third victim was not hurt.

The woman who died at the scene was identified by the Los Angeles County coroner’s office as 36-year-old Yesenia Sanchez of Los Angeles. 

The preliminary investigation reveals the women were walking to catch a ride after they reportedly left an event at the Pico Rivera Sports Arena.

A description of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle was not available.