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News Release

Thursday, May 6, 2021

Media Relations

2nd Anniversary of the Double Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division detectives are still seeking the public's assistance in identifying the suspect responsible for a fatal hit and run traffic collision resulting in the death of brothers Jesse and Benigno Felix.

On May 5, 2019, around 1:15 a.m., a fatal hit and run occurred on San Pascual Avenue and Pollard Street, in Northeast Area. The investigation revealed a 2018 Chevy Silverado traveled northbound on San Pascual Avenue when it collided with a 2017 Ford Fusion making a right turn on to San Pascual Avenue. The Silverado collided with the driver's side of the Ford Fusion, pushing it approximately 120 feet before the Silverado veered to the right and collided with a parked vehicle.

A Hispanic male driver and two other Hispanic male passengers exited the Silverado and fled on foot northbound on San Pascual Avenue to eastbound Hough Street. The victims Jesse Felix, 19 years old, was the driver, and Benigno Felix, 25 years old, was the front passenger of the Ford Fusion. The driver of the Chevy Silverado failed to identify themselves or render aid as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced Jesse and Benigno Felix deceased at scene.

Video recordings captured the driver and passengers fleeing the scene and into the neighborhood. They were last seen fleeing northbound on Chestnut Avenue from Hough Street.

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.

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.



Video from the incident can be viewed on Central Traffic Division's Youtube page.

We are asking for the public's help in identifying the driver and the passengers of the Silverado.

If anyone has information regarding this incident, please contact Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Detectives at (213) 833-3713 or email him at 31480@LAPD.Online or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746 during weekends and off-hours, or all the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). For anonymous calls please call LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org, or Tipsters www.lapdonline.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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.



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