USC mourns student loss after pedestrian car crash fatality

Los Angeles County mourns death while police investigate motor vehicle crash.

Los Angeles, CA (JusticeNewsFlash.com)–Sunday was a devastating day for two families and University of Caliornia (USC) www.usc.org students and school officials. Two students, who attended USC , were hit by a car Sunday morning at about 3 am, while they were walking home. As reported by the LA Times, Adrianna Bachan 19, of Santa Barbara, CA, and Marcus Garfinkle, 19, of Scottsdale, AZ, were the two pedestrian freshmen, from USC, who were struck in the fatal automobile accident. Bachan died from her serious injuries, and Garfinkle is being treated at an area hospital for his injuries and listed in serious condition. Both students were returning to campus after sorority parties when they were struck by a car that ran a red light. Bachan was killed and Garfinkle was seriously injured.

According to Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers, there were four or five witnesses to this fatal pedestrian versus car crash. After striking the two students, the car drove off with Garfinkle on the hood. It is unclear how long Garfinkle was on the hood of the car, or how fast the car was going. Witnesses said the driver of the car stopped, the passenger pulled Garfinkle off the hood, returned to the vehicle, and the car drove away. As of Monday, no arrests had been made. LAPD detectives remain investigating the fatal pedestrian hit and run motor vehicle collision and are asking anyone with any information to come forward. The car in question has a cracked windshield and a damaged front end.

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