Woman Run Over, Killed in Possible Road Rage Incident; Passenger Arrested

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HOLLYWOOD (CNS) - A 26-year-old motorist who pulled over amid a dispute with a motorcyclist was killed early today in Hollywood when she fell out of her car and was run over, possibly by her passenger, who took off and was later arrested by police.

The fatality occurred in the 1300 block of North Martel Avenue, near Sunset Boulevard, around midnight, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

According to multiple media reports, two women in a Mercedes-Benz got into a minor collision with the motorcyclist, then pulled over and got into an argument outside an apartment complex on Martel Avenue.

As the women was arguing with the motorcyclist, “the car began to drive away (and) the driver fell out of the car somehow, striking a tree,” LAPD Capt. Brian Wendling told reporters. “The passenger that was in the vehicle attempted to move the vehicle. The passenger has fled on foot ...”

The woman was arrested by police shortly before 8 a.m., according to LAPD Officer Liseth Lomeli of the Media Relations office. Her name was not immediately available.

ABC7 reported that the passenger ran over the driver while attempting to move the Mercedes. The motorcyclist remained at the scene.

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