LA MIRADA (CNS) - Authorities today released security video of a car driven by a hit-and-run motorist responsible for fatally injuring a woman who was walking her grandchildren home from school in La Mirada last month.
Maria Chavarria, 68, died at a hospital after being struck from behind about 1:15 p.m. Feb. 20 in the 14800 block of Escalona Road.
Chavarria's grandchildren, a boy and girl who attend nearby Escalona Elementary School, were also injured but survived. The family lives near the site where the woman was killed.
A $5,000 reward was offered by the city of La Mirada for help in solving the case.
“We need justice for my mom,” Jeannette Chavarria said at a news conference this morning at the sheriff's Norwalk Station. “What this person has done is heartless and it's inhumane ... we have to wake up every single day and try to live life.”
The hit-and-run vehicle was described as a 2015-17 dark gray Toyota Camry. No description was released of the motorist.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the Sheriff's Norwalk Station at (562) 863-8711, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.
Photo: Los Angeles Sheriff's Department