West Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision that left a man dead.
On August 29, 2019, around 5:50 a.m., a dark blue 2015 Infiniti Q70L was traveling westbound on Pico Boulevard at a high rate of speed. A second vehicle, described as a grey SUV, was also traveling westbound Pico Boulevard at a high rate of speed. The Infiniti lost control and ran off the road, colliding with a building at the northwest corner of Pico Boulevard and Crest Drive. The driver of the grey SUV did not stop, render aid, and identify him/herself as required by law. The case is under investigation, and it has not been determined if the collision was related to street racing or a road rage incident.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the driver of the Infiniti dead at scene. There were no other occupants in the vehicle.
The driver of the Infiniti has not been identified. Next of kin will be notified pending the investigation of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner.
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 West Traffic Detective Sasaki at (213) 473-0234. 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.