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Saturday, August 26, 2000

Media Relations

Information Sought On Driver In Hit And Run Fatality

LOS ANGELES POLICE DEPARTMENT
PRESS RELEASE
Saturday, August 26, 2000



"Information Sought On Driver In Hit And Run Fatality"

Los Angeles - On Saturday, August 26, 2000, at approximately 10:55 p.m., a fatal traffic collision occurred on 8th Street east of Vermont Avenue. Mr. Zenon Benitez Lorenzo was laying partially on the northern part of the sidewalk and partially on 8th Street when an unidentified vehicle ran over his upper torso. Mr. Lorenzo sustained extensive blunt force trauma and was pronounced dead by responding paramedics at the scene of the collision. The person driving the vehicle that struck Mr. Lorenzo apparently made no effort to stop and render aid and fled the scene of the accident.

Little information is available regarding the circumstances of the traffic collision, the suspect(s) and/or the hit-and-run vehicle that struck and killed Mr. Lorenzo.

Central Traffic Division Detectives are conducting the investigation. Please refer any questions or information to Detective M. Kaden or Officer I. Rojas of Central Traffic Division, Traffic Detective Section at 213-485-3111, or Central Traffic Division's Watch Commander at 213-485-3122.

This press release was prepared by Officer Guillermo Campos, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.




For Release 5:00 pm PDT
August 26, 2000


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