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News Release

Monday, January 22, 2018

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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's South 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 an unidentified middle aged woman.

Detective's investigation revealed that on January 19, 2018, around 9:25 a.m., the suspect's vehicle was traveling eastbound on 79th Street. The vehicle made a left turn onto northbound Figueroa Street and struck the pedestrian crossing eastbound in a marked crosswalk. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene without identifying themselves and did not render aid to the victim as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital where she died from her injuries.

The suspect's vehicle is a described as an older model maroon pick-up truck with a washing machine in the bed of the truck. The truck may have traffic collision damage to the front of the vehicle. There is no suspect description.

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 who may have witnessed, or have information regarding this collision is urged to call South Traffic Division detectives at 323-421-2577. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).

Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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