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Thursday, February 27, 2020

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Sylmar: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division are investigating a fatal hit and run traffic collision that resulted in one pedestrian being killed.

On February 26, 2020, around 6:50 p.m., a dark colored vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound on Hubbard Street when it collided with an elderly female pedestrian. The pedestrian was crossing the roadway in a northwest direction outside of the marked crosswalk when she was hit by the vehicle. After the collision, the driver fled the scene failing to render aid and identify him or herself as required by law.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene. Her identity will not be released until next-of-kin has been notified.

Drivers are reminded to drive at a safe speed and if you become involved in a collision, you should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify yourself.

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.

If anyone has information, please contact Officer Freeman, Valley Traffic Detectives at 818-644-8155. During weekends and off-hours calls should be directed to the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). 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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