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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

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Driver Arrested After Fatal Hit-and-Run NR13195df

Los Angeles: On Tuesday, June 11, 2013, around 6:10 a.m., a fatal traffic collision occurred at the 7300 block of Clybourn Avenue.

Patrick Sage, a 22-year-old male, was driving a Beige 2003 Ford Focus, traveling northbound on Clybourn Avenue and lost control of his car.  He then hit two pedestrians who were standing behind a parked car on the east curb of Clybourn Avenue.  One of the pedestrians, 36-year-old Walter Santos, was killed instantly, and the other pedestrian was injured.

Sage attempted to leave the area but was stopped by citizens who witnessed the accident.  He was arrested for 191.5(A) Vehicle Code (VC), Felony Manslaughter and his bail was set at $100,000.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Officer Fuentes at (818) 644-8022.  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.