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Monday, November 14, 2016

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Sun Valley Traffic Collision Claims Man’s Life NR16357im

SUN VALLEY: The Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision, which left a 56-year-old male Hispanic resident of Sun Valley fatally injured.

On November 13, 2016, around 7:00 p.m., the driver, identified as Tess Torres, a 25-year-old resident of North Hollywood was driving a 2016 Chevrolet Silverado pick-up truck, white in color, southbound on Lankershim Boulevard when the truck collided with a 56-year-old male Hispanic resident of Van Nuys, who was on the roadway.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Officer M. Tucker at (818) 644-8114 or Valley Traffic Division Detective Officer-in-Charge William Bustos at (818)644-8021. During non-business hours or weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800)-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most key pads) using a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "web tips" and follow the prompts.


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