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News Release

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Media Relations

Fatal Hit-and-Run Press Conference $50,000 Reward Offered NA21017jc

WHAT:
Press conference for release of video related to fatal Hit-and-Run

WHEN:
Thursday, March 25, 2021
10:30 a.m.

WHERE:
Northeast corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Hyde Park Boulevard

WHO:
Detective II Ryan Moreno, South Traffic Division Los Angeles Police Department, CIFU
Detective I Daniel Ramirez, South Traffic Division, Los Angeles Police Department, CIFU
Detective II Mike Flannery, South Traffic Division, Los Angeles Police Department, CIFU

WHY:
On March 19, 2021, a 74-year-old pedestrian identified as Mr. John Donald Draper was crossing westbound Crenshaw Boulevard at the intersection with Hyde Park Boulevard. A gray Ford F-150 pick-up truck that was travelling northbound on Crenshaw Boulevard at a high rate of speed when it struck Mr. John Donald Draper launching him into the air. The driver of the pick-up truck continued northbound on Crenshaw Boulevard at a high rate of speed, failing to stop, identify themselves, or render aid to the victim as required by law. Mr. John Donald Draper was treated by paramedics of the Los Angeles Fire Department but he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Video and Images of the suspect's truck will be released, and a $50,000 reward will be announced for any information leading to the identity, arrest, and conviction of the person responsible for striking and killing Mr. John Donald Draper.

Contact Person: For additional information, please contact Detective Ryan Moreno or Detective Daniel Ramirez, South Traffic Division at (323) 421-2500. Tips can also be submitted anonymously through lacrimestoppers.org

For further information, please contact LAPD Media Relations at 213-486-5910.



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