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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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Reseda: Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Area detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision, which left a 26-year-old man dead.

On January 11, 2016, around 8:40 p.m., the victim and suspect were both driving northbound on Reseda Boulevard near the intersection of Ingomar Street when they collided. The motorcyclist lost control and collided with two additional parked vehicles. The suspect's vehicle fled the scene of the accident and failed to render aid to the victim.

Detectives are looking to speak with the driver of a white four door sedan, who was travelling north on Reseda Blvd at 8:45 p.m., who may have witnessed the collision.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital. Despite life saving measures made by medical personnel, the victim was pronounced dead.

The identity of the motorcyclist is being withheld at this time until next-of-kin have been notified.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Area Detective Menesez (818) 644-8025 or Detective Bustos at (818) 644-8021. 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 Crime Stoppers 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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