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News Release
Wednesday, September 15, 2004
Media Relations
   
   
Hit and Run Driver Sought by Detectives

 

WHAT:
News Conference

WHEN:
Thursday, September 16, 2004
10:00 a.m.

WHERE:
Central Traffic Division
251 East 6th Street
Los Angeles

Los Angeles: A fatal traffic collision occurred on September 10, 2004, at about 8:00 p.m., near 24th Street and San Pedro Street. The victim, Dwane Collins, 53 years of age and a resident of Los Angeles, was struck by an unidentified hit and run vehicle.

The vehicle is described as a red Ford Mustang or Honda Prelude. The victim was struck again by a second vehicle. The driver of the secondary vehicle stopped and waited for the arrival of paramedics and police. The driver of the secondary vehicle complied with all legal requirements and will not face any criminal charges.

Central Traffic Division Detectives are requesting the public's assistance with the identification of the hit and run driver and/or vehicle. Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective J. Meneses or Detective F. Padilla at Central Traffic Detectives, at 213-972-1825, or the Department's crime hotline, at 1-877-529-3855.

UPDATE: Councilmember Jan Perry drafted a resolution offering a reward for $50,000 for the information leading to the arrest and conviction of the hit and run suspect. The resolution was approved by the City Council with an effective date of October 7, 2004.

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



     
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