The Los Angeles coroner is withholding the name of the 29-year-old woman who was killed in a Saturday morning traffic collision at Glendale Boulevard and Bellevue Avenue until they can confirm that the immediate family has been contacted. However, the words “RIP THERESA 1981 2010 WE MISS U” have been spray painted on a wall near the accident site.
Before Saturday’s fatality, the most recent statistics from the LAPD Central Traffic Bureau show that 2 people have died so far this year in traffic incidents in the Rampart Division, which includes Echo Park and Silver Lake south of Sunset Boulevard; 1 traffic death in in the Northeast Division, which stretches from Los Feliz to Eagle Rock, and five in the Hollenbeck Division, which includes Boyle Heights, El Sereno & Lincoln Heights.
* Update: Several people have asked what “The American Egypt” sign is about. It’s apparently refers to a a 2002 documentary film created by Jesse Lerner, whose website lists the building’s address under contact information for the film