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March 13, 2018: Man Convicted of Killing Uber Driver in Hit-and-Run Crash

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A 25-year-old man was found guilty today of killing an Uber driver in a South Los Angeles crash, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Following one hour of deliberation, a jury convicted Kevin Moran (dob 1/19/93) of Los Angeles of one count each of second-degree murder, hit-and-run driving resulting in death to another person and hit-and-run driving resulting in injury to another person, all felonies.

His sentencing is scheduled for May 11 in Department 103 of the Foltz Criminal Justice Center. He faces a possible sentence of 15 years to life in state prison.

On Jan. 14, 2017, Moran was driving at a high rate of speed when he crossed a red light at the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and Arlington Avenue. Moran’s vehicle crashed into an Uber vehicle, killing the driver, 52-year-old Folesha Parker-Iverson.

A passenger in the Uber vehicle also was injured.

Deputy District Attorneys Melissa Opper and Leslie Hinshaw prosecuted case BA453703.

The Los Angeles Police Department, South Traffic Division, investigated the case.