Fatal Hit and Run in Koreatown NR20246wc

October 5, 2020

Koreatown: On October 2, 2020 around 1:20 a.m., a black Jeep Grand Cherokee sports utility vehicle driving northbound on Wilton Avenue at 5th Street struck a pedestrian laying on the roadway. The driver of the black Jeep Grand Cherokee failed to stop, identify themselves, and render aid as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and despite lifesaving efforts the pedestrian died at the scene. The victim is a 33-year-old female resident of Los Angeles.

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 West Traffic Detectives at (213) 473-0234. 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 the LA 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.