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Mother, Daughter And Dog Struck And Killed In Crosswalk By SUV

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Two women, a mother and daughter, and their dog were struck and killed by a SUV on Roscoe Boulevard in West Hills on Monday evening.

The collision occurred around 8:20 p.m. in the 23000 block of Roscoe Boulevard at the intersection of Jason Avenue, according to KTLA. The mother and daughter were crossing Roscoe in a marked crosswalk when the driver of an orange Subaru ran over them with his car.

The driver of the SUV remained at the scene, and was released early Tuesday morning, according to KABC.

LAPD told LAist the victims were 31 and 69 years old, and were out for a walk with their labrador retriever around the neighborhood. While the younger woman and dog died at the scene, the mother passed while being transported to a hospital.

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Though the intersection of Roscoe and Jason is an uncontrolled intersection, it does have a distinguished ‘zebra’ crosswalk with marking signs. The road is one of several in the L.A. area that has been put on a ‘road-diet’ in theory making the area safer for pedestrians and cyclists by surrendering a vehicle travel lane for bicycle lanes.

The speed limit, however, remains 40 mph, and there are no flashing yellow lights to more pronouncedly signal the presence of a crosswalk.