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IN BRIEF / The Region / PLACENTIA

Woman, 89, is killed in hit-and-run accident

August 27, 2007|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

An 89-year-old woman was killed Sunday in a hit-and-run accident by a driver pulling out of a church parking lot, police said.

Jessie Ruth Pound of Placentia was taken to Placentia Linda Hospital, where she died at 9:42 a.m., about half an hour after the accident.

Pound was run over while crossing a driveway at St. Joseph Catholic Church on Bradford Avenue.

A witness described the driver of the white sedan as a woman in her 70s or 80s with curly brown hair who then headed south on Bradford.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at (714) 993-8179.

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