Off-duty L.A. County Sheriff's detective fatally struck by vehicle in Valley Village 01/13/2020 5:58 am PST Comments KTLA By Brian Day & Carlos Saucedo, KTLA: LOS ANGELES -- (KTLA) -- An off-duty Los Angeles County Sheriff's detective died after being struck by a vehicle in Valley Village on Sunday, authorities said. Detective Amber Joy Leist, a 41-year-old 12-year veteran of the department assigned to the West Hollywood Station, died following the collision, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said. The collision took place about 11:05 a.m. at Riverside Drive and Whitsett Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. She was driving through the area when she noticed two pedestrians crossing the street in a crosswalk, the sheriff said. One of the pedestrians, a senior citizen, fell to the ground. Leist got out of her car to help the pedestrian get safely to the sidewalk. MORE: Off-duty L.A. County Sheriff's detective fatally struck by vehicle in Valley Village - KTLA #California #KTLA #LosAngeles Waiting for your permission to load facebook comments.