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Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Pedestrian in Valencia

A hit-and-run driver struck and killed a pedestrian in Valencia on Saturday.

The accident happened about 6 p.m. The driver, Jonathan Anker, was southbound on Orchard Village Rd. near Dalbey Dr. His car struck a woman who was walking along the curb. Anker fled the scene of the accident.

Deputies stopped the hit-and-run driver near the scene; the front end of Anker's car had visible damage. The driver was booked on suspicion of vehicle manslaughter at the Santa Clarita Sheriff's Station.

The pedestrian was declared dead at the scene of the accident. Her name has not been released.

If you or someone you know has been the victim of a hit-and-run accident or pedestrian accident, contact the Santa Monica personal injury law firm of McGee, Lerer and Associates. Attorneys Daniel McGee and Catherine Lerer have over 35 years of combined experience representing serious injury victims. We can assist you in getting immediate medical treatment. If your injuries leave you unable to work and your family is suffering economic hardship, we may be able to get you a cash advance. Call today for a free consultation with a lawyer at our firm. In addition to our Santa Monica office, we have offices in Los Angeles, Long Beach and Pasadena.