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Friday, April 19, 2019

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Fatal Hit & Run Collision Kills Pedestrian NR19111ml

Sun Valley: The Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Detectives are requesting the public's assistance in locating the driver of a vehicle involved in a fatal hit and run of a pedestrian.

On April 18, 2019, at 8:30 p.m., a pedestrian was crossing San Fernando Road from the north to the south side of the street, outside of a marked crosswalk, when he was struck by a hit and run vehicle traveling westbound on San Fernando Road, just east of Olinda Street.

The suspect's vehicle that collided with the pedestrian was described as a 2-door, red, Dodge RT, with tinted windows and black rims.

Detectives are also investigating an unconfirmed report that a white truck drove over the pedestrian after the initial collision. It is unknown at this time if the white truck made contact with the pedestrian.

A Los Angeles Fire Department ambulance responded to the scene and pronounced the pedestrian dead. The name of the deceased pedestrian will not be released until next-of-kin has been notified.

The public should be aware that individuals who are involved in an injury collision must stop at the scene, provide their identification and render aid. Failing to do so is a felony, and carries the possibility of significant time in prison. Pedestrians are also reminded to utilize crosswalks when crossing the street.

On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $25,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Detective Sinclair at (818) 644-8035. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.


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