Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect responsible for a hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a 70-year-old man.
On Thursday, January 27, 2022, around 9:35 pm, the victim was walking across Manchester Avenue and Van Ness Avenue in a marked crosswalk. A vehicle traveling east on Manchester Avenue, turned left onto northbound Van Ness Avenue and collided with the victim. The collision caused the victim to contact the roadway. The driver continued north on Van Ness Avenue without stopping, identifying themselves or rendering aid as required by law.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.
The vehicle is described as a dark colored, early model truck with tinted windows. There is no suspect description.
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.
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 Officer Lopez Del Haro or Detective Flanery at (323) 421-2500, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. After 5:00 p.m., please contact South Traffic Division’s Watch Commander at 323-421-2570. 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 CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact CrimeStoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.