Off-Duty Sheriff’s Detective Hit and Killed after Helping Woman who Fell in Crosswalk in Valley Village
VALLEY VILLAGE, CA (January 12, 2020) – An off-duty sheriff’s detective was killed after being hit by a vehicle Sunday morning in Valley Village.
The incident happened around 11:00 a.m. at the intersection of Riverside Drive and Whitsett Avenue.
Amber Leist, a Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department detective was helping a elderly woman who fell in the crosswalk. She was returning to her car when a vehicle struck her.
Paramedics rushed her to a hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.
The driver of the car that struck Leist remained at the scene.
An investigation into this fatal incident is ongoing.
We at Sweet Lawyers extend our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Amber Leist during this difficult time.
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