Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR22355ml

November 28, 2022

Sylmar: On Sunday, November 27, 2022, around 11:45 a.m., a 2003 Silver Ford Mustang was traveling at a high rate of speed southbound Foothill Boulevard south of Sayre Street when it swerved onto oncoming traffic to avoid colliding with a vehicle that was exiting a store parking lot negotiating a right turn onto southbound Foothill Boulevard.  The Mustang lost control as he swerved onto oncoming traffic and collided with a 2000 Silver Toyota Tundra that was traveling northbound Foothill Boulevard.

The vehicle exiting the store parking lot was an early 2000s silver small SUV.  The female driver and her male passenger inside the small silver SUV had been shopping inside a grocery store just prior to exiting the parking lot.  Detectives are looking for the driver of the silver SUV as it is suspected the driver caused a no-contact traffic collision and didn’t stop.  The silver SUV continued southbound Foothill Boulevard without stopping.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and pronounced dead the male driver and sole occupant of the Mustang.  He was a male, Hispanic, approximately 18-years-old.  The male driver and sole occupant of the Tundra was transported to a local hospital for minor injuries.  He is approximately 58-years-old.

Motorists are reminded to follow the rules of the road and drive at a safe speed.  They are also reminded that making unsafe maneuvers can cause a non-contact collision causing other vehicles to crash, this is considered a traffic collision on your part and you need to stop and remain at scene or it will be considered a hit and run.

 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 who may have witnessed or have information regarding this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective Ortega, Serial No. 37052 at (818) 644-8033 or (818) 644-8000. 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 1-800-222-8477 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.