Fatal Hit-and-Run Traffic Collision Involving Pedestrian – NR23701dm

October 3, 2023

October 24, 2023 


Panorama City: Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Detectives are still seeking the public’s assistance in locating the suspect who struck and killed a pedestrian on October 2, 2023. The suspect vehicle is described as a late-90’s blue Ford F-150 pick-up truck.

Panorama City: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a woman in her early 50’s.

On October 2, 2023, around 6:00 a.m., a pedestrian was walking with her dog in a marked crosswalk on Burnett Avenue and Rayen Street. A vehicle struck the pedestrian, and the driver failed to stop, identify themselves, or attempt to render aid to the pedestrian.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital where she later succumbed to her injuries. Her name is being withheld pending notification to next of kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

Motorists 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 about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Officer Reyes, at (818) 644-8114, or Detective Martinez, at (818) 644-8033. If you were driving in the area of Burnett Ave and Rayen St on October 2, between 6:00 a.m. and 6:10 a.m., and/or witnessed the collision, please give us a call. During non-business 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 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.