$50,000 Reward Offered NA19116ti

August 23, 2019

WHAT: Press Conference.

WHEN: Friday, August 23, 2019 10 a.m.

WHERE: Alondra Boulevard and Orchard Avenue

WHO: Detective II Ryan Moreno, South Traffic Division Detective II Mike Flannery, South Traffic Division Detective I Keith Gonzales, South Traffic Division

Note: Family members of the victim will be in attendance and available to the media.

WHY: On August 4th, 2019, Veronica Hernandez, the mother of six children, was collecting recyclables from a recycling container on Alondra Boulevard west of Orchard Avenue. Veronica, who was temporarily homeless, was struck by a vehicle driving eastbound on Alondra Boulevard traveling at a high rate of speed. After the collision, the driver of the vehicle fled the scene without providing aid or identifying him/herself, as required by law.

Unfortunately, 45-year-old Veronica Hernandez succumbed to her injuries.

This press conference is being scheduled to release video of the suspect’s vehicle and announce the $50,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person driving the vehicle. The reward may convince a reluctant family member or person close to him or her to come forward and provide information that will result in the location and arrest.

CONTACT: For further information, please contact Detective Ryan Moreno at (424) 298-7898.