Fatal Hit-and-Run on Vermont Avenue NR24018ml

January 15, 2024

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision.

On Sunday, January 14, 2024, at around 11:35 p.m., the victims were walking in a marked crosswalk westbound 94th Street at Vermont Avenue, when they were struck by a silver 2023 Kia Sorento, traveling northbound Vermont Avenue.

The driver failed to stop and render aid after striking the pedestrians and later abandoned the vehicle near the intersection of Vermont Avenue and 90th Street, fleeing on foot to an unknown location.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the collision scene and pronounced a female adult decease at scene and transported a male adult in critical condition to a local hospital. Both victims have not been identified and families have not been notified. The vehicle has been impounded and secured as evidence.

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 $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 is urged to contact, please contact South Traffic Division, Detective Flannery and/or Detective Moreno, at 323-421-2500 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm – Monday through Friday. 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. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.