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News Release

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Media Relations

58-year-old Male Killed by Hit and Run Driver NR15077nv

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department South Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect responsible for the hit-and-run traffic collision that killed 58-year-old Elias Aceves, a Los Angeles resident.

On Tuesday, March 10, 2015, around 9 p.m., Aceves was walking northbound Portland Street crossing 23rd Street inside a clearly marked crosswalk when he was struck by a black sedan travelling westbound on 23rd Street at an excessive speed.

The suspect continued westbound on 23rd Street failing to stop, identify himself/herself, or render aid to the injured victim, in violation of 20001VC, Hit and Run Felony.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the victim to a local hospital, where he later died from his injuries.

The suspect's vehicle is described as a black sedan no further description. There is no suspect description at this time.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact South Traffic Division detectives at (323) 421-2500. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.