A 79-year-old woman was struck and killed on a Gardena street, police said Wednesday.
Chong Yon Shim of Gardena was hit in the southbound lanes of Vermont Avenue north of 135th Street at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday. The southbound lanes of Vermont were closed from 132nd Street to 135th Street for the police investigation.
Officers initially reported the incident as a possible hit-and-run accident, but discovered later that the driver had stopped and was at the scene, Gardena police Lt. Steve Prendergast said.
Family members told police that Shim frequented the Normandie Club casino at Vermont and Rosecrans Avenue.
- Larry Altman