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News Release

Saturday, January 22, 2005

Media Relations

Hit and Run Suspect Sought in Man's Death


Los Angeles: On Friday, January 21, 2005, at about 6:10 p.m., a fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian traffic collision occurred at the intersection of Main Street and 71st Street.

Pedro Renee Quintanilla, a 76 year-old resident of Pasadena was attempting to cross at an unmarked intersection, when a he was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound on Main Street. Witnesses said the vehicle, described as a white or gray mid-size, was traveling at a high rate of speed when the collision occurred. The driver of the vehicle quickly made a left turn eastbound on 71st Street and fled the scene.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported Mr. Quintanilla to a local hospital where he died.

The investigation is being conducted by Central Traffic Division Detectives. For further information, please contact Detective Padilla or Detective Williams, at 213-972-1825 or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at 213-972-1853. On weekends and during off-hours, please call the Detective Information Desk's 24-hour toll-free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

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