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Monday, April 18, 2016

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Major Traffic Collision Results in Fatality NR16127lp

North Hills: Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division detectives are investigating a traffic collision that left a man dead and multiple passengers seriously injured, including four children.

On April 17, 2016, around 11:30 a.m., a white 2000 Toyota Four Runner was involved in a felony hit and run at Sepulveda Boulevard and Parthenia Street. The suspect drove off at a high rate of speed heading westbound on Parthenia Street. The suspect failed to stop at a red tri-light and was subsequently involved in a second serious collision with a white Toyota Sienna that was traveling northbound Haskell Avenue. There were two adults in the front of the Toyota Sienna and there were four children in the back seats.

Multiple Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and all occupants were transported to multiple local hospitals. All four children in the Sienna were hospitalized with severe injuries.

The adult male passenger of the Sienna, a resident of North Hills, died at a local hospital as a result of his injuries. The identity of the deceased is being withheld at this time, until next-of-kin have been notified.

Saidy Samayoa, the 20 year old driver of the Toyota Four Runner remains hospitalized with severe injuries and was ultimately arrested for the crime of Murder. Samayoa had two male passengers in her vehicle at the time of the collision and they were also severely injured and are being treated at local hospitals.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective Daniel Menesez (818) 644-8025 or Detective William Bustos at (818) 644-8021. 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 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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