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News Release

Monday, November 12, 2018

Media Relations

Fatal Hit & Run Traffic Collision NR18289ml


The hit and run victim has been identified as 18-year-old Andy Monoscano Olivera.

Los Angeles:
Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's West Traffic Division 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.

On Saturday, November 10, 2018, at about 1:05 a.m., a fatal traffic collision, vehicle versus pedestrian, occurred on Virgil Avenue and 1st Street.

An unidentified vehicle traveling southbound on Virgil Avenue collided with a pedestrian, running southbound Virgil Avenue, outside of the marked cross walk.

The Los Angeles City Fire Department responded. The pedestrian did not survive his injuries and was pronounced dead at scene.

The hit and run driver did not stop or render aid to the pedestrian as required by law.

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.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.

In addition, the pedestrian has not been identified.

The investigation is on-going and no further details are available at this moment.

West Traffic Detective Section, is conducting the follow-up investigation and can be reached at 213-473-0234. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to Tipsters may also visit, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an online tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.