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Suspect Turns Himself In, Victim ID'd in Sunset Strip Hit-and-Run

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Los Angeles County Sheriff's officials now have their suspect in custody from a fatal hit-and-run accident that took place just before midnight on the Sunset Strip, according to KTLA. 43-year-old Ryan Bowman, an Australian businessman, surrendered this afternoon to deputies at the West Hollywood Station. Earlier today the dark gray Bentley he was driving in the accident was found abandoned and still running. The coroner's office has identified the victim as 21-year-old Lauren Ann Freeman, who was struck and killed while using a crosswalk to get to a cab after leaving a concert at the Roxy Theatre. Freeman was ahead of a pack of walkers on the busy street when she was struck and thrown 50 feet. Bowman has been booked on suspicion of manslaughter.