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Infant Killed, Mother & Toddler Injured, in Marked Crosswalk Hit & Run [Updated]

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A mother was pushing her two children in a stroller Sunday evening when she was struck by a car that was later found abandoned downtown. It was 6:10 p.m. as the identified woman was crossing Bonnie Brae Avenue at Olympic in a marked crosswalk when they were hit by a black Honda.

All three victims were transported to local hospital where the 11-month-old child was pronounced dead shortly after arriving. The toddler was hospitalized in critical but stable condition and the mother received minor injuries, according to the LAPD.

The 1991 Honda, license number 2ZDN987, was later found abandoned near the Staples Center at 12th and Figueroa. The suspect, still at large, is only described as a Hispanic man in his thirties.

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UPDATE: Police have announced the capture of the suspect. He is being held on the charge of vehicular manslaughter. It appears that he was drunk when the incident occurred.

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