Bride-to-Be Struck, Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in Reseda

Los Angeles police on Tuesday asked for the public’s help finding a hit-and-run driver who collided with a 50-year-old Reseda woman, killing her.

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LAPD provided this image of Chevrolet Equinox SUV; a similar vehicle was involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Reseda April 3, 2014.

The collision occurred on Lull Street near Enfield Avenue (map), about 9:30 a.m. April 3, according to a community alert put out Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division.

Barbara Williams died after a vehicle collided with her and her driver’s side door, which was open, according to police. Williams was standing next to her own car when the collision occurred, police said.

The driver fled without stopping to help the bride-to-be who was left to die alone in the street.

Williams and her fiance Ron Craig grew up in the same town and even went to the same high school, yet the two only met three years ago.

“It’s hard to believe we didn’t cross paths at some point during our youth,” Craig said.

When they finally connected, Craig said he knew he’d met his soul mate.

They were set to be married in September.

“And now that doesn’t get to happen,” Craig said.

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Barbara Williams was struck while standing next to her car. (Credit: DMV photo)

Witnesses described the vehicle that hit Williams as a gray or dark-colored Chevrolet Equinox SUV with dark tint on the rear windows.

Anyone with information was asked to call Valley Traffic Division Detective Larkin at 818-644-8115 or, during nonbusiness hours, 844-LAPD-247.

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KTLA’s Melissa Pamer, Kennedy Ryan and Kimberly Cheng contributed to this story.