Fatal Hit and Run in South Los Angeles NR20253wc

October 9, 2020

Los Angeles: On October 8, 2020 around 4:25 a.m., a 22-year-old female pedestrian was struck by a motorist traveling northbound on Avalon Boulevard south of 107th Street. The driver continued driving northbound on Avalon Boulevard dragging the pedestrian under the vehicle for a block and a half. The driver made an eastbound turn onto 106th Street where the pedestrian was dislodged from the vehicle just east of Avalon Boulevard. The suspect then fled the location in an unknown direction.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the pedestrian deceased at scene. The identity of the female will remain confidential until the next of kin has been notified.

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 South Traffic Division, Detective Moreno or Detective Flannery, at 323-421-2500 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours please contact South Traffic Division’s Watch Commander at 323-421-2577. 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.