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News Release

Thursday, October 1, 2020

Media Relations

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Los Angeles: On September 27, 2020, around 7:45 p.m., officers from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division responded to a call for service near the intersection of 4th Street and Central Street.

Officer's investigation revealed a pedestrian was crossing on 4th Street at Central Street when a dark colored SUV, traveling southbound on Central Street, collided with the pedestrian. The driver failed to stop, remain at the scene, render aid, and identify themselves as required by law. A witness observed a male driver behind the wheel of the SUV.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital with severe injuries. On October 1, 2020, the pedestrian died from his injuries. The identity of the pedestrian is pending until next of kin can be 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 regarding the vehicle, driver, or collision please contact Detective DeHesa at (213) 833-3713, email:, or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to (323) 846-6553 or 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 Tipsters may also visit 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.