Grandma killed in tragic hit-and-run after being

A hit-and-run driver struck and killed a 77-year-old grandmother walking home from an evening church service in South Los Angeles on Friday night.

Rosa Rodriguez, a loving mother and grandmother who attended church almost daily, had only walked a few feet outside the church before she was fatally struck. The suspect driver did not stop to help and sped away from the scene, leaving Rodriguez’s family and loved ones devastated.

Rodriguez moved to the U.S. from El Salvador following the Salvadoran Civil War in the 1970s and raised five children in America while remaining devoted and involved with church life. Her children said she was the center of their world.

Rodriguez’s son, Carlos Yanes, urged the hit-and-run driver responsible to do the right thing and come forward.

Officers responded to the fatal crash incident around 9:30 p.m. on Friday. Rodriguez was walking home when she was fatally struck by the hit-and-run driver. Her family and loved ones are now left to mourn her loss and seek justice for her death.

The investigation into Rodriguez’s death is ongoing, and authorities are urging anyone with information about the hit-and-run driver to come forward.