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Friday, April 9, 2021

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Crenshaw: The Los Angeles Police Department's South Traffic Division detectives are requesting the public's help in identifying a hit and run suspect.

On Thursday, April 1, 2021, around 2:35 p.m., a fatal traffic collision occurred on Crenshaw Boulevard near Westmont Avenue. A black Ford Flex vehicle traveling southbound on Crenshaw Boulevard collided with the rear of a moped. The impact caused the rider of the moped to be ejected onto the roadway. The driver of the Ford Flex continued driving southbound on Crenshaw Boulevard without stopping to identify themselves or render aid as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the victim to a local area hospital where he succumbed to his injuries on April 3, 2021.

South Traffic Detectives canvassed and located video of the suspect fleeing the scene with his passengers. Detectives will be releasing both video and images of the suspect and his passengers. Detectives are announcing a $50,000 reward for any information leading to the identity, arrest and conviction of the suspect.

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

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Detective Keith Gonzales or Detective Michael Flannery, South Traffic Division at 323-421-2500. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.



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