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.