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News Release

Tuesday, June 22, 2021

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Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR21160ti

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division are seeking the public's assistance in identifying the driver of a hit and run vehicle that killed a pedestrian.

On June 20, 2021, at around 10:40 p.m., the driver of a gray or silver 4-door sedan was traveling southbound on Grande Vista Avenue at Emery Street when the vehicle collided with a pedestrian who was attempting to cross Grande Vista Avenue. The driver of the sedan stopped briefly, but then fled the scene southbound on Grande Vista Avenue without identifying himself or attempting to render aid to the victim as required by law.

Paramedics from the Los Angeles City Fire Department arrived at the scene and began to render aid. Unfortunately, the pedestrian was unresponsive to the medical treatment and was pronounced dead at the scene. The identity of the decedent is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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.

The video of the collision can be seen on Central Traffic Division's YouTube account, "LAPD Central Traffic" and Twitter account "@LAPDCTD24."

Anyone with information is asked to please contact Investigator McGowan, Central Traffic Detectives, at (213) 833-3713, or e-mail him at 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477) 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.