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Woman Dies After Being Ejected From Car And Run Over

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A 48-year-old woman from San Pedro died after being ejected and then run over by the car she was traveling in, officials said Sunday.

The crash happened about 10:44 p.m. Saturday at 120th Street and Budlong Avenue in the Athens neighborhood of South Los Angeles, according to City News Service.

The California Highway Patrol says the victim, Olga Herrarte, was a passenger in a grey 1982 Buick Regal. The driver was speeding and lost control, striking four parked cars, according to officials.

The impact of the collision caused Herrarte to be ejected from the vehicle and run over. She was not believed to be wearing a seat belt.

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The male driver, whose name has not been released, then fled on foot and was last seen running northbound on Budlong Avenue, according to police.

CHP officer Francisco Villalobos told CNS that the call originally came in as a person pinned under a vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to call Officer S. Taylor at at the CHP West Los Angeles office, (310) 642-3939.