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News Release

Thursday, January 2, 2003

Media Relations

Detectives Investigate a Hit and Run Traffic Collision

 

Los Angeles: On Thursday, January 2, 2003, at approximately 11:58 A.M. a traffic collision occurred at Flower Street and Wilshire Boulevard.

A 47 year-old male, Black, driving a 2001, silver Saturn was traveling eastbound on Wilshire Boulevard approaching Flower Street, for an unknown reason he lost control of his vehicle and clipped another vehicle just prior to colliding with a lamp standard.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene. The clipped vehicle failed to stop at the scene and was described only as a black vehicle.

The identification of the 47 year-old man is pending notification of his family.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact Central Traffic Detectives at 213-485-3111. On weekends and during off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at the Detective Information Desk,
1-877-LAWFULL, 1-877-529-3855.

This press release was prepared by Public Information Officer Grace Brady, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.