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Monday, September 14, 2015

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Fatal Traffic Collision in Rampart Area NR15310AJ

Los Angeles: Detectives from The Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division are asking for the public's assistance in locating a hit and run driver that killed a pedestrian.

On September 11, 2015, around 4:45 am, a fatal traffic collision occurred on Washington Boulevard east of Hoover Street. The victim, who is described as a male Hispanic in his 50's, was crossing Washington Boulevard outside the marked crosswalks. He was fatally struck by an unidentified vehicle traveling westbound on Washington Boulevard. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid to the pedestrian as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.

The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives, Detective Meneses or Officer Yamamoto, at (213) 833-3713. 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 1-800-222-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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