Woodland Hills Mother Identified as Woman Struck and Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver near Louise Avenue
ENCINO, CA (October 13, 2018) – A mother has died two days after she was critically injured by a hit-and-run driver near Louise Avenue. The deceased victim was later identified as 30-year-old Yana Lavrenteva, a resident of Woodland Hills.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the incident happened at about 11:50 PM on Ventura Boulevard. The woman and her friends were crossing in a marked crosswalk when she was struck by a speeding SUV.
Lavrenteva was rushed to a nearby hospital, where she was listed in critical condition. Unfortunately, she succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead two days after the collision. No other injuries were reported by the authorities.
The driver of the SUV did not stop to render aid and immediately fled the area. Witnesses described the suspect vehicle as a silver 1996 to 2000 Toyota 4-Runner, but there is currently no description of the driver. Anyone with information is encouraged to call Valley Traffic Detective Lisset Fuentes at (818) 644-8021 or Detective Dan Menesez at (818) 644-8028. Anonymous tips may be submitted via Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477 or www.LACrimeStoppers.org.
Additional information will be released following the conclusion of the investigation.
We at Sweet Law Group offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Yana Lavrenteva, a speech therapist for children with autism. She leaves behind her husband, a 6-year-old son, and a 4-year-old daughter. May she rest in peace.
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