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News Release

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Media Relations

Hit and Run Vehicle Kills 24 year-old

 

Who:
Central Traffic Detectives and Rodriguez Family Members

What:
News Conference

When:
Friday, February 11, 2005 at 10:00 a.m.

Where:
Central Traffic Division, 251 East 6th Street, Los Angeles

Los Angeles : On February 6, 2005, at about 2:07 a.m., a fatal traffic collision occurred at the intersection of 8th Street and Dacotah Street.

The victim 24 year-old Julio Rudy Rodriguez was riding his bicycle southbound on Dacotah Street when he was struck by vehicle traveling eastbound on 8th Street.

The impact of the collision caused Mr. Rodriguez to fall and sustain a laceration to his head. He was transported to a local hospital and died February 8, 2005 as a result of his injuries.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact Central Traffic Detectives Kaden or Mapson, at 213-972-1825. On weekends and during off hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk, at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855)

This news advisory was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.