Los Angeles:The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division detectives are investigating a fatal hit and run traffic collision.
On June 22, 2021, at 2:30 a.m., the collision occurred on Melrose Avenue at the intersection of Normandie Avenue when a Chevrolet Camaro traveling eastbound Melrose Avenue struck a bicyclist traveling southbound in the west crosswalk of Melrose Avenue.
The bicyclist was transported to the hospital and later died of his injuries.
The driver of the Camaro fled the scene without identifying themselves or rendering aid to the bicyclist.
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 who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.
Anyone having information is asked to contact Officer Yoshioka, Serial No. 36027 at 213-473-0236 or the Los Angeles Police Department West Traffic Division Detectives at 213-473-0234. Weekend and off-hours notifications regarding this alert should be made to the West Traffic Division Watch Commander at 213-473-0222. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org, and click on Los Angeles Police Department Los Angeles, California News Release
“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.