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News Release

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Media Relations

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Van Nuys: The Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division detectives are investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred Monday morning on September 17, 2018.

At 11:25 a.m., a blue, 2007 Toyota Camry was traveling northbound Van Nuys Boulevard negotiating a left turn onto westbound Oxnard Street collided with a (pedestrian) who was walking inside a marked crosswalk.

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

The victim was identified as Iris Cruz, 52-year-old female from Valley Village.

The driver remained at the scene.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Detective Lisset Fuentes at (818) 644-8021 or Detective Luz Montero at (818) 644-8035. 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 CrimeStoppers at 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 keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.