Driver arrested for vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated
According to a recent article from KTLA, Michelle Landes was identified as the 64-year-old who was killed by a drunk driver in a pedestrian-vs-vehicle accident in Burbank.
On Thursday morning, Michelle Landes was crossing in a marked crosswalk at Alameda Avenue and Lincoln Street at about 9:10 a.m. when she was suddenly struck by a vehicle.
According to the Burbank Police Department, Landes was transported to a local hospital by paramedics after the crash, where she was later pronounced dead.
Investigators believe that Landes was walking to work at Walt Disney Studios that morning, according to the report.
Additionally, after the vehicle struck the victim, it crashed into three more vehicles, said police.
Burbank Police believe that alcohol, drugs, or a combination of both were apparent factors in the deadly car accident.
Currently, this crash remains under investigation as authorities work to determine the exact cause and liable party in the crash.
Further details will be reported at a later time once the investigation has concluded.
Our May Firm staff is deeply saddened upon hearing news of this accident, and will keep the victim as well as their family and loved ones in our thoughts and prayers during this tremendously difficult time.
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