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Friday, January 3, 2014

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23-Year-Old Young Man Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver NR14001rh

May 2, 2014                                                                                                        

On May 1, 2014, around 9:00 p.m., Michael Vuong, a 66 year-old male, was booked for the fatal hit and run collision, killing Pacific Palisades resident, David Pregerson.  Vuong, a resident of the Palms area was booked for ‘Vehicular Manslaughter’ and will be arraigned on Monday, May 5, 2014.

April 9, 2014

Detectives have determined that the suspect vehicle is a 1990 to 1992 Volvo 740 Wagon with damage to the left front area.   The color is unknown but appears to be light to medium.

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Los Angeles:
  Los Angeles Police Department West Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in locating the driver responsible for this horrific hit-and-run that killed a man.

On December 27, 2013, around 3 a.m., a hit and run fatal traffic collision occurred on Chautauqua Boulevard north of Borgos Place.  An unknown vehicle was driving southbound on Chautauqua Boulevard and collided with 23-year-old David Pregerson who was in the roadway.

The driver of the car continued to drive southbound on Chautauqua Boulevard and failed to stop and render aid or identify himself or herself.  

The Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded and transported Mr. Pregerson to a local hospital where on December 31, 2013, around 10 a.m., he died from his injuries.

Anyone who may have information regarding this traffic collision is asked to contact West TrafficDetectives at 213-73-0234.  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 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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.