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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

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North Hills:  Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division Detectives are investigating a fatal traffic collision that killed 58 year old Darrell Murphy of Los Angeles.

On Wednesday, November 12th, 2014, at approximately 6:00 a.m., a violent traffic collision occurred at the intersection of Haskell Avenue and Plummer Street involving a heavy tractor trailer and a mid-sized automobile.

The large truck, driven by a 40 year old male identified as Ricky Barnes, was traveling southbound on Haskell Avenue when it collided with Murphy’s Ford Taurus which was westbound on Plummer Street.  Murphy was pronounced dead at the scene by Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics.  Valley Traffic Detectives are seeking additional witnesses to the fatal collision.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective Bill Bustos at (818) 644-8021, or Detective Gamboa at (818) 644-8034.  During non-business hours or weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800)-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most key pads) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.

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