Olympic Area: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision.
On May 2, 2023, around 5:15 a.m., a 2005 silver Nissan Altima was traveling eastbound on 1st St near Westmoreland Avenue, when it collided with a female pedestrian that was in the roadway. The driver of the Nissan failed to remain at scene, identify themselves, and render aid to the pedestrian.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital, where she was pronounced deceased. The next of kin has been notified.
Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a crash, 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 $50,000 is available to community members that provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.
Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact West Traffic Detectives at (213) 473-0234. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.
Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.