UPDATE: Arrest made in fatal hit and run near USC

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UPDATE: April 3, 2009

LOS ANGELES - Los Angeles police say a 30-year-old woman was arrested for investigation of vehicular manslaughter in a hit-and-run that killed a University of Southern California student and badly injured another in a crosswalk last Sunday.

First Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell told reporters Friday that Claudia Cabrera was arrested as a result of rewards totaling $235,000 and tips from what he characterized as goodhearted people.

McDonnell says Cabrera was the driver of the car and she has been jailed on $1 million bail as police continue to seek her husband Joshue (HOH'-sway) Luna as a person of interest. Witnesses have said the car stopped only long enough for a passenger to pull one student off the windshield.

McDonnell notes that a third person was in the car - the couple's 7-month-old son.


SCOTTSDALE - Rewards have risen to $135,000 in a hit-and-run that killed one student and injured another near the University of Southern California.

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday offered $75,000 and the university added $50,000 to a $10,000 reward approved Tuesday by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors.

The rewards seek information leading to the arrest and convictions of the persons involved in the March 29 death of 19-year-old freshman Adrianna Bachan of Santa Barbara. Fellow freshman Marcus Garfinkle of Scottsdale, Ariz., remains hospitalized.

A car struck the students in a crosswalk at 3 a.m. as they were returning from parties to their campus residences. Garfinkle became stuck on the hood of the car until it stopped and a passenger got

out and pulled him off. The car then fled.