Fatal Hit-and-Run Involving a Pedestrian NR23075am

March 31, 2023

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department, South Traffic Detectives, are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a man.

On December 25, 2022, at around 12:35 a.m., the victim stepped out onto 35th Place, just west of Normandie Avenue. An unknown dark-colored vehicle traveling westbound 35th Place struck the victim causing severe injuries. The vehicle fled southbound Normandie Avenue failing to render aid to the victim. Paramedics with the Los Angeles Fire Department rendered medical aid and transported the victim to the hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.

The victim is described as a 29-year-old male who resided in the city of Los Angeles. The Los Angeles County Coroner’s office has notified next-of-kin. 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 Dolores Chavez or Officer Andrew Guzman, South Traffic Division Detectives at 323- 421-2500. During nonbusiness 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.