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News Release

Friday, November 27, 2020

Media Relations

$50,000 Award Offered on Fatal Hit and Run NA20065wc

WHAT:
News Conference

WHEN:
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
8:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Rampart Community Police Station
1401 6th St, Los Angeles, CA

WHO:
Councilmember Mitch O'Farrell, Council District
Deputy Chief Vito Palazzolo Operations Central Bureau
Deputy Chief Blake Chow of Transit Services Bureau
Commander Gerald Woodyard of Traffic Group
Commander Victor Davalos Operations Central Bureau
Captain Jonathan Pinto, Commanding Officer of South Traffic
LAPD Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Division
Captain Adrian Gonzalez of Rampart Area
Family of Kuen Ham

WHY:
On Monday, November 23, 2020, around 5:55 a.m., a Fatal Hit and Run occurred at Union Avenue and Miramar Street. A tan, 4-door, 2000 to 2010 Toyota Corolla travelling northbound Union Avenue turned left onto Miramar Street. The victim, Mrs. Kuen Ham, 76-years-old, of Chinese descent, was crossing Miramar Street. The Toyota collided into Mrs. Kuen, knocking her onto the street and dragging her approximately 15-feet before she was dislodged. The driver fled the scene without stopping to render aid and to identify themselves. The Toyota Corolla is missing its hubcaps or has black rims.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported Kuen to a local hospital. Mrs. Kuen was admitted into the intensive care unit with life threatening injuries. On November 23, 2020 at 8:00 p.m. Mrs. Kuen succumbed to her injuries.

Central Traffic Detectives are requesting the community's help in identifying the driver. Video, photos, and a sketch drawing of the driver's facial image will be released.

CONTACT:
For more information, please contact Detective Juan Campos at 213-486-0755 or 213-640-2168, or email 31480@LAPD.Online. COVID-19 protocol will be adhered to during the press conference



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