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Maribel Garcia Killed in Hit-and-Run Crash on Balboa Boulevard and Lassen Street in North Hills

54-Year-Old Maribel Garcia ID’d Woman Killed in North Hills on Balboa Boulevard and Lassen Street

North Hills, California (October 21, 2019) – 54-year-old Maribel Elizabeth Garcia, of Van Nuys, has been identified as the woman killed in a hit-and-run crash on Sunday morning in North Hills, police said.

The fatal accidnet was reported at around 5:30 a.m. October 20, on Balboa Boulevard and Lassen Street.

According to the police report, Garcia was driving a Nissan when a Barbara Ann Vagara, 54, of Van Nuys, the driver of a pickup, struck her on the highway for reasons still under investigation.

Garcia was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

Vagara left her car and fled the scene on foot after the accident. The Los Angeles Police Department later apprehended her.

The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

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