Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This


Young Driver Who Struck and Killed Sherman Oaks High Schooler Won't Face Felony Charges

Conor Lynch in a family photo (via KTLA)
LAist relies on your reader support, not paywalls.
Freely accessible local news is vital. Please power our reporters and help keep us independent with a donation today.

The 18-year-old driver who struck and killed a Sherman Oaks high school athlete as he ran with his Cross Country teammates will not face a felony charge for his role in the accident, reports KTLA.Moran Biton, also of Sherman Oaks, struck 16-year-old Conor Lynch, a student at Notre Dame High, as he was running "to catch up with his fellow runners who had crossed the street on a green light," near Woodman Avenue and Addiston Street on October 19th.

Although Biton did not stop at the scene, and render aid, as the law requires, she did ultimately pull over a few blocks away to report the accident to an LAPD officer conducting unrelated business. Biton was booked for felony hit-and-run, but prosecutors now say she may only face a misdemeanor, since she did contact police and "did not conceal any details" about the accident.