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News Release

Thursday, June 7, 2018

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Update

On June 7, 2018 at 3:30 a.m., a black/2007/Nissan/Murano driven by Oscar Armando Lopez was traveling at a high rate of speed westbound Sherman Way from Vineland Avenue when it lost control and collided with several parked vehicles and a light standard.

Two occupants inside the black Nissan were ejected from the vehicle as it rotated in a westbound direction out of control. One occupant inside the Nissan died as a result of the collision and the other occupant suffered severe injuries.

The driver is identified as Oscar Armando Lopez who got out of the Nissan and remained at scene for a short time. Lopez fled the scene, failing to render aid to his passengers.


San Fernando Valley:
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Valley Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspects involved in a hit and run traffic collision that killed a man.

On Thursday, June 7, 2018, around 3:25 a.m., the fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Sherman Way and Vineland Ave. A male was driving a 2007 Nissan with three passengers. His vehicle collided with multiple parked vehicles and a light pole, at which time, two of the three passengers were ejected. The driver and a passenger fled the scene on foot, failing to stop and render aid to the two ejected passengers, as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced one of the ejected passengers dead at scene. He has been identified as 23-year-old Juan Alberto Torres of Sun Valley. The second passenger was transported to a local hospital and listed in critical condition.

There is no description of the driver and passenger.

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 $50,000 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 Fuentes at (818) 644-8029, or Detective Montero at (818) 644-8035. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.


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