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News Release

Friday, August 10, 2018

Media Relations

Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR18214ne

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central 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 that killed a 67-year-old man.

On August 10, 2018, around 5:00 a.m., the pedestrian was crossing southbound on Union Street at 3rd Street, inside of a crosswalk. He was struck by a vehicle travelling westbound on 3rd Street. That vehicle was described as a gray 2012 to 2015 possible Chevy Blazer SUV with extensive traffic collision damage to the front of the vehicle.

The unidentified driver of the SUV failed to stop, identify himself/herself or render aid to the victim as required by law. 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.

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 $25,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Central Traffic Division, Detectives Juan Campos or Moses Castillo at (213) 833-3713 and or email at 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.