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Monday, June 3, 2019

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Update
The driver has been identified and is cooperating with the investigation. The investigation is ongoing.



Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the driver involved in a hit and run collision that killed 24-year-old Jaime Ramirez, a resident of Maywood.

On May 31, 2019, around 9:30 p.m., the bicyclist was traveling southbound Lorena Street approaching 8th Street and was splitting lanes between the vehicles. As the bicyclist approached 8th Street, he was unable to maintain control of his bicycle, fell onto the street, and was struck by a 40-foot box trailer's tires.

The driver of the semi-truck failed to stop, identify themselves and render aid. A witness followed the truck and photographed the License Plate of the trailer, License No. 4MY4587. Detectives attempted to locate the registered owner of the trailer, however, they were not successful.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced Ramirez dead at scene.

The semi-truck is an unknown make and model, all white, with a sleeper cab, and the rims are white. The 40-foot box trailer appears to be all white. The semi-truck and trailer did not have any obvious company logos.

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 $25,000 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 is asked to contact the Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713. 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 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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