Woman Killed in Pico Rivera Hit-and-Run Crash; Suspect Arrested During Traffic Stop

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A suspect has been arrested in connection with a hit-and-run in Pico Rivera early Friday morning that left one woman dead, deputies said.

A woman was killed by a hit-and-run driver in Pico Rivera on March 24, 2017. (Credit: OnScene.TV)

A Honda Accord was reported to have struck the woman about 2:07 a.m. near the intersection of Rex Road and Rosemead Boulevard, said Los Angels County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Steve Tenney.

The suspect's vehicle was originally reported as dark green, but several hours later deputies arrested the driver of a blue-grey Accord they had pulled over for several code violations at the intersection of Pioneer Boulevard and Saragosa Street in West Whittier, according to a statement from sheriff's officials.

The driver, 21-year-old Pico Rivera resident Berta Ramirez, was detained after the deputies noticed extensive damage to the car's front-end and determined it matched the description of the hit-and-run suspect vehicle.

Ramirez is being held on $50,000 bail.

The victim, who has not been identified, appeared to have been riding her bike on the sidewalk when she was struck, Tenney said.

Skid marks on the concrete embankment next to the sidewalk appear to show the car had jumped the curb when it struck the victim.

The severely injured woman was taken to a local hospital, where she later died, Tenney said.

KTLA's Alexandria Hernandez contributed to this report.