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Woman Killed in Traffic Collision

March 14, 2000|ROBERTO J. MANZANO

An 84-year-old Sun Valley woman was killed in a traffic collision on Sunland Boulevard, Los Angeles police said Monday.

Maria Garcia was a passenger in a Toyota Corolla driven by her daughter Maria Amaya, 56.

Amaya exited a driveway about 8 p.m. Sunday and was crossing Sunland, just east of Lehigh Avenue, when a Chevrolet El Camino traveling west on Sunland struck her car, said Officer Connie Silber of the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division.

Garcia was taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, where she was pronounced dead about 10:20 p.m., Silber said.

Amaya and Michael Mitchell, the driver of the Chevrolet, suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene, authorities said.

Mitchell, 22, of Sun Valley, was not at fault in the accident but was arrested and booked at Van Nuys Jail on suspicion of driving under the influence, Silber said.

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