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Public's Help Sought Finding Van Driver Who Hit Officer

August 03, 2000

LOS ANGELES — The California Highway Patrol has asked for the public's help in locating the driver of a brown minivan that struck and seriously injured an off-duty Los Angeles police officer.

Sachiko Devito was driving northbound on the Hollywood Freeway at Melrose Avenue when the minivan struck her tan 1989 Honda Accord about 6 a.m. Sunday, CHP Officer Karen Faciane said Wednesday.

Devito, 34, lost control of her car, which collided with a concrete wall, Faciane said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the CHP at (213) 744-2331.

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