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News Release
Friday, December 16, 2005
Media Relations
   
   
Suspect Fails to Stop After Striking Child

Los Angeles: The police department is seeking the public's help in identifying the driver of a car that killed a child last night.

On Thursday, December 15, 2005, at about 6:30 p.m., LAPD traffic officers responded to a fatal hit and run traffic collision at Rodeo Road and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

According to witnesses, a nine-year-old boy was crossing Rodeo Road near Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, when he was hit by a car that was going westbound on Rodeo Road.

The suspect was last seen turning left on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard from Rodeo Road. The suspect is described as a female Hispanic driving a 1970's red, maroon, or burgundy car possibly a Lincoln or a Ford.

The nine-year-old child was taken to a local hospital where he died a short time later.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact South Traffic Detective Section at 323-290-6063. On weekends and during off-hours call South Traffic Division Watch Commander at 323-485-7336.

     
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