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December 8, 2022

Arleta: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision that killed a 29-year-old male pedestrian.

On December 07, 2022, around 10:20 p.m., a Mercedes Benz S-Class sedan was traveling at a high rate of speed, westbound Terra Bella Street, west of Canterbury Avenue, when it struck a pedestrian who was crossing on Terra Bella Street. The driver of the Mercedes Benz fled the area without identifying themselves or rendering aid to the victim, as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene. His identity will not be released until next of kin has been notified.

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 who may have witnessed or have information regarding this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective Davis, at (818) 644-8032 or Detective Barragan, at (818) 644-8028. 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.