Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR19171gk

June 20, 2019

North Hollywood: The Los Angeles
Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division detectives are
investigating a fatal hit and run traffic collision that occurred
at Magnolia Boulevard and Wilkinson Avenue.

On Monday, June 17, 2019, around 5:35 a.m., a severe hit and run
traffic collision occurred on Magnolia Boulevard at Wilkinson
Avenue. An unidentified vehicle was traveling eastbound Magnolia
Boulevard, approaching Wilkinson Avenue when it collided with a
pedestrian, who was walking northbound on Wilkinson Avenue, inside
the marked crosswalk. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and
render aid, identify him/herself as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and transported
the 92-year old, male pedestrian to a local hospital, where he
later died due to his injuries. The name of the deceased will not
be released until next-of-kin has been notified.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision,
they should stop, 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
who provide information leading to the offender’s identification,
apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to
contact Valley Traffic Division Detectives, Officer Fredo at
(818) 644-8029 or Officer Reyes at (818) 644-8032. During
non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to
1-877-LAPD-24-7 (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. 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their
local program.