Woodland Hills
Homeless Woman Killed In Car Accident
By Jessica Claflin
Oct 25, 2012 - 10:03:43 AM

WOODLAND HILLS—On Monday, October 22, a 66-year-old homeless woman was killed after she was struck by a vehicle as she attempted to walk on Canoga Avenue, north of Arcos Driver near the Woodland Hills Country Club.

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Photo courtesy of LAPD
The Los Angeles Police Department reported that Barbara Nawotka was walking in the northbound lane of Canoga Avenue when she was hit by a 2006 Dodge Grand Caravan at approximately 5:45 a.m. Michael Trejo, 52-year-old driver of the Dodge from Los Angeles, stopped after the collision and attempted to render aid.

Nawotka was pronounced dead at the scene. After his arrest, Trejo was taken into custody and booked into Van Nuys jail for misdemeanor driving under the influence. He was released on $15,000 bail.

Investigators are requesting that if anyone has information regarding the accident to contact LAPD Valley Traffic Detective, Officer Daniel Menesez at 818-644-8026. Calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 during non-business hours or weekends. Anyone who wishes to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also text a tip to 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads). All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters can also go online to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips," and follow the prompts.



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