Tow Truck Driver Killed in Hit-and-Run in Malibu

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MALIBU, Calif. (KTLA) —  A tow truck driver was killed in Malibu Monday night when he was struck by a hit-and-run driver.

It happened around 8:45 p.m. on eastbound Pacific Coast Highway at John Tyler Drive, near Pepperdine University.

malibu-hit-runLos Angeles County sheriff’s deputies say the tow truck driver was helping a stranded motorist when a speeding Audi slammed into him.

The victim, identified as 45-year-old Ronald Carver, of Newbury Park, was killed on impact. He worked for Platinum Tow and Transport.

Police say that the driver of the Audi, 44-year-old Jill Rose, of Venice, then continued eastbound on PCH.

Her car apparently flipped over, but somehow landed back on its wheels.

She ultimately crashed into a parked car about two miles away in the 22900 block of PCH, near Malibu Pier.

Rose was arrested and then taken to UCLA Medical Center in critical condition with a brain hemorrhage. She is expected to survive.

It’s unclear if alcohol or drugs may have played a role in the crashes. Authorities said Rose had a history of opiate abuse.

She is facing charges of vehicular manslaughter and felony hit-and-run.

Eastbound PCH was shut down completely at John Tyler Drive. Traffic was being diverted into one of the westbound lanes.

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