As an investigation continued into a South L.A. collision that left a 56-year-old pedestrian dead, her friends on Saturday remembered her as a good person and asked the hit-and-run driver to come forward.
The incident occurred about 9:45 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and 63rd Street (map), in the neighborhood of Hyde Park, where a woman was struck by a car that did not stop, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Friends said the victim was Diane Dupree Phillips, a grandmother who was always offering to help others.
"She was a good woman. She was real good. She was nice to people," said Neata Faure, who grew up with Phillips. "To run somebody over like that, like a dog … that's cold. That's real cold."
Police detectives said the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk when she was hit. They were reviewing surveillance video from a laundromat near the scene of the collision.
The vehicle that struck Phillips is said to be a dark black or blue four-door with blue and yellow paper plates. A description of the driver was not immediately available.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD.