May 9, 2023NR22307ti
Suspect Vehicle: Gray, Ford Fusion
**Actual Suspect Vehicle**
Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department, South Traffic Detectives, are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a man.
On October 16, 2022, at around 3:00 p.m. the victim was riding a dirt bike eastbound 54th Street behind a dark-colored sedan traveling in the same direction. The vehicle negotiated an unsafe turning movement causing the victim to collide into the rear of the vehicle. The victim was ejected from the dirt bike and struck the pavement.
The vehicle fled westbound 54th Street failing to render aid to the victim. Paramedics with the Los Angeles Fire Department transported victim to California Hospital where he was pronounced deceased.
The victim is described as a 20-year-old male from Los Angeles. Victim’s next-of-kin were notified by investigators.
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. The public is also reminded that as pedestrians, they should exercise caution when crossing streets, obey traffic lights, cross within marked crosswalks, and obey the rules of the road.
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 collision is asked to contact Detective Maricela Sasaki or Officer Gerald Chavarria, South Traffic Division Detectives at 323-421-2500. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. 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.