Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Central Traffic Division Detectives 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 resulted in the death of 27-year-old mother, Korina Campos. The hit and run collision also severely injured her 5-year-old daughter.
On Saturday, January 30, 2016, around 1:50 p.m., Korina Campos had parked her 1998 Honda Civic along the west curb of Boyle Avenue, just north of Whittier Boulevard. As she was attempting to remove her daughter from her car, she was struck by a 2001 Toyota Corolla that was traveling southbound on Boyle Avenue. Prior to the collision, the driver of the Toyota lost control of his car as he attempted to negotiate a turn in the roadway. The suspect’s car rotated in a clockwise direction, striking Korina and her daughter.
The driver of the Toyota abandoned his vehicle at the scene and fled southbound on Boyle Avenue without rendering aid to the victims. The suspect is described as a 30-year-old Hispanic male wearing a t-shirt and blue jeans. He is believed to have suffered an injury to his abdominal area and was possibly bleeding from it.
Korina Campos was transported to LAC+USC Medical Center by paramedics from Los Angeles Fire Department. She suffered multiple blunt force trauma injuries and was rushed to surgery. Despite lifesaving efforts, she succumbed to her injuries and later pronounced dead. Her daughter was also transported to LAC+USC Medical Center for her injuries. She is expected to recover.
A $50,000.00 reward will be given to the community members who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction. The investigation is ongoing and being handled by Central Traffic Division Detectives.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713, or Detective Felix Padilla at (213) 486-0753, or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746. 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.