Thu. Jun 6th, 2024

Nursing student hit, killed by driver doing donuts during LA street takeover

God bless this young lady, she left the world far too early!

Authorities are searching for an alleged hit-and-run driver in connection with the death of a woman in attendance at a street takeover in the Hyde Park community of South Los Angeles on Christmas night.

The incident happened Sunday around 9 p.m. near the intersection of Crenshaw Boulevard and West Florence Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The victim, identified by family as 24-year-old Elyzza Guajaca, was standing in the area when she was struck and killed by a car doing donuts in the middle of the intersection, police said. She was taken to a local hospital where she died from her injuries.

“My sister was an aunty to my beautiful girls who loved her so much,” her brother Louie Guajaca wrote on a GoFundMe campaign. “She was a beautiful sister who loved big. She was a daughter who always wanted to be with around and have family time. She was the rock to our family.”

Other family told FOX 11 that Elyzza Guajaca was in nursing school and worked at the Los Angeles International Airport. She fell in love with car culture after the first “Fast and Furious” movie came out, and loved events like the one she was at on Sunday.