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Wednesday, August 5, 2009

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Motorcyclist Killed in a Hit-and-Run NR09380ne

Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the hit-and-run driver who struck and killed 29-year-old Federico Porras, a resident of Downey.

On August 3, 2009, at around 9:55 p.m., Porras was riding his 2007, Honda motorcycle southbound on Marianna Avenue , when a car traveling northbound on Marianna Avenue crossed over into the opposing lanes and struck Porras.  The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and indentify himself or render aid as required by law.  

Porras was transported to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.

The hit and run vehicle is described as a black 2006 Nissan Versa C11X Hatchback.  The car would have damage to the left rear quarter panel.

Anyone with information is asked to call Central Traffic Detectives Josephine Mapson or Jose DeLeon at 213-972-1845.  After hours or on weekends, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247) or by texting CRIMES (274637) and beginning the message with the letters LAPD.  Tipsters may also submit information on the LAPD website: www.lapdonline.org.  All tips may remain anonymous.

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