Burbank police plan to turn over their investigation of a 91-year-old woman whose car struck and killed a popular photographer last month to prosecutors for review.
The woman, Mary Beaumont, was questioned and released at the scene on May 22 after her car struck 101-year-old Otto Jensen, a longtime Burbank photographer who had done work for Hollywood studios. He was pronounced dead at St. Joseph Medical Center later that night.
There was no indication that Beaumont was under the influence of alcohol or drugs, “and speed does not appear to be a factor at this point,” police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said.
The case will first be submitted for review to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office and then possibly the Burbank city attorney’s office, he added.
The Los Angeles County coroner’s office this week said that Jensen died of traumatic injuries after he was struck by Beaumont’s sedan just a few feet from his photography studio in a crossing at Olive Avenue and Griffith Park Drive after leaving the Joslyn Adult Center shortly after 8 p.m.