Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR21109ll

April 14, 2021

South Los Angeles: Detectives
from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division
are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect or
suspects responsible for the Hit and Run traffic collision that
killed a pedestrian.

On April 12, 2021, around 1:20 a.m., a light color 2-door vehicle
was travelling southbound on Main Street from 70th Street and
collided into a pedestrian who was standing in the southbound lanes
of Main Street, just north of 71st Street. The impact caused the
pedestrian to be catapulted into the air and land on the northbound
lanes of Main Street. The driver of the light-color vehicle fled
without identifying themselves or attempting to render aid to the
victim as required by law.

After the collision, as the pedestrian laid on the roadway, a
female driver stopped, exited her vehicle, and it appeared that she
attempted to assist the pedestrian. They were involved in a brief
conversation, the female re-entered her vehicle and left the
scene.

Moments later, a Spanish speaking male driver of a light-colored
Toyota Prius stopped and pulled over. It appeared the driver was
checking on the pedestrian who was still laying on the street. As
the male was speaking with the pedestrian, a dark sedan travelling
northbound on Main Street ran him over and dragged him
approximately 60 feet before being dislodged. The driver of the
dark sedan fled the scene without rendering aid and identifying
himself or herself. The driver of the Toyota also left the
scene.

Paramedics from the Los Angeles City Fire Department arrived at the
scene and began to render aid. Despite lifesaving efforts, the
Paramedics pronounced the pedestrian dead. The pedestrian has been
identified by the Los Angeles County Coroner, however, his name is
being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The pedestrian
is a male white, 35 years old, and he is a resident of Los
Angeles.

The light-colored hit and run vehicle is likely to have damage on
the front end, the hood, and the windshield. The dark sedan is
likely to have front end damage.

Detectives wish to speak with the female who stopped and spoke with
the pedestrian, the driver of the light-color Toyota Prius which
appeared to be a taxi, and the driver of the vehicle that was
behind the Toyota which might have followed the 2nd hit and run
vehicle. All three are witnesses in this investigation.

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.

Anyone with information is asked to please contact Investigator J.
Mendoza, Central Traffic Detectives, at 213-833-3713 or e-mail him
at 32010@lapd.online. 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 L.A. 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local
program.