30-year-old Yana Lavrenteva tragically died in Los Angeles after being run over by a car while walking across a pedestrian crossing, CBS Los Angles reported.
The accident occurred last Saturday as Yana, a mother of two, was crossing the street during a pedestrian green light and stopped in the middle of the road to remove her painful shoes, according to one of her friends, who were waiting for her on the opposite side of the street to go buy coffee together.
The hit-and-run driver instantly left the scene and is now being searched for by police and Yana’s devastated family.
The vehicle was preliminarily identified as a Toyota 4-Runner, which accelerated at a red light, obviously exceeding the speed limit, according to information published by Yana’s relatives on her Instagram account. An investigation has been launched, but no suspects have so far been identified.
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Dear friends, This is the family of Yana Lavrenteva. Thank you all so much for the outpouring of love and support for Yana, we are all very thankful and grateful to all of you. So far this is the best description of the suspect vehicle that we have. Please share it if you can. Thank you.
"We were a happy family. We spent time together. I don't want to hurt too much my kids yet," Evgeny, Yana's husband, told CBS Los Angles, who identified Lavrenteva as having been a beauty queen.