(L.A.) Lisa Richard, 57, Died on a Street

Case Number: 2023-09554

Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 57-year-old Black female that occurred on a street.

The coroner’s office has identified the woman as Lisa Richard.

Manner of Death: Accident

Cause of Death: Blunt Force Injuries

RIP LISA RICHARD (October 26, 1965 – July 27, 2023)

Formal pronouncement of death was made on Thursday at 3:08 a.m.

Video description: A homeless person sleeping on a bus bench was killed by a speeding SUV in a violent high-speed collision early Thursday morning in the city of Compton.

Compton Fire Department paramedics and Los Angeles County Compton deputies responded to the 2200 block of East Rosecrans Avenue near North Harris Avenue shortly after 2:30 a.m. regarding a solo vehicle collision.

Authorities arrived to discover that an SUV traveling eastbound on Rosecrans Avenue plowed into a tree, a bus stop, and a fire hydrant before coming to a stop 40-feet down the road.

Two occupants were located in the SUV – a male driver and a female passenger. The male driver was able to step out of the SUV uninjured while the female passenger suffered major injuries and was transported to a nearby hospital in unknown condition.

Firefighters eventually discovered that wrapped within the mangled bus stop was an individual, clearly deceased with major trauma.