South Los Angeles: The Los
Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division detectives are
investigating a fatal hit and run traffic collision that occurred
at Alondra Blvd and Orchard Avenue.
On Sunday, August 4, 2019, around 9:50 p.m., a fatal hit and run
traffic collision occurred on Alondra Boulevard at Orchard Avenue.
A dark (possible gray) BMW 5-Series was traveling eastbound Alondra
Boulevard at a high rate of speed when it passed a vehicle on the
right at Orchard Avenue. As the BMW was passing on the right, it
struck and killed 45-year-old Veronica Hernandez, who was
collecting recyclables from a recycling container. The driver of
the BMW continued eastbound Alondra Boulevard at a high rate of
speed, failing to stop, render aid and identify him/herself as
required by law.
Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to the scene and
transported Hernandez to a local hospital, where she succumbed to
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 compromise.
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact
South Traffic Division Detectives, Detective Moreno at (213)
822-6005 or Detective Flannery at (323) 421-2500. During
non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to
(323) 421-2577 or 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