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News Release

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Media Relations

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Van Nuys: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision that killed a 28-year-old man.

On April 30, 2017, around 12:00 a.m., a pedestrian was crossing eastbound on Sepulveda Boulevard, north of Vanowen Street, outside the marked crosswalk. He was hit by a dark colored 4-door sedan traveling northbound Sepulveda Boulevard. The collision caused the pedestrian to collide with the roadway, where he was struck by a MTA bus traveling northbound Sepulveda Boulevard, north of Vanowen Street. The MTA driver immediately stopped the bus and remained at scene during the investigation.

The dark colored 4-door sedan failed to stop, identify themselves or render aide.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the victim dead at scene.

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Detective III William Bustos at (818) 644-8021, or Detective II L. Fuentes at (818) 644-8029. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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