A hit-and-run driver turned herself in to police in a crash that left a woman in her 80s dead and 11 other people injured at a Harbor Gateway home, LAPD said Friday.
Rashanda Monique Norman, 34, surrendered at 77th Street Station early Thursday evening, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Jenny Hauser.
The victim in the Wednesday evening crash in the 14800 block of South Orchard Street was identified by family members who contacted KTLA as Elsa De Belen.
A GoFundMe page was set up to pay for her funeral expenses; it described the victim as a mother and grandmother.
The victims were gathered at the home for a prayer meeting when a Buick Regal ran off the roadway and plowed into the home, leaving people pinned under debris. The driver got out of the car — still lodged in the home — and fled.
LAPD on Thursday released a description of the driver, saying she was believed to live in the area of the crash.
Norman was booked on suspicion of a felony charge, Hauser said, though she didn’t know the exact charge. She was being held on $50,000 bail.