Fatal Hit-and-Run Traffic Collision NR23004mc

January 10, 2023

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On January 20, 2023, around 11:00 a.m., South Traffic detectives arrested Taylor Lee Harris in the 17600 block of Langlois Road, in the City of Palm Desert. He was booked for 187(a)PC, Murder, with a bail of $4,000,000.00 (Booking #6538480).


January 10, 2023

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division are seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision.

On January 9, 2023, around 7:55 a.m., South Traffic Division officers responded to a radio call of a traffic collision in the area of Main Street & 111th Place. The investigation revealed that a silver 4-door sedan was traveling southbound Main Street at a high rate of speed when it collided into the victim vehicle. The collision caused the victim vehicle to travel off the curb and collide with a parked vehicle. The victim vehicle was occupied by a 35-year-old mother with her three children: an 18-month-old boy, a 13-year-old boy, and a 16-year-old girl. The 13-year-old boy was transported to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. The mother and 18-month-old boy sustained severe injuries and are in critical condition.

The suspect’s vehicle continued, collided into two other parked vehicles, and burst into flames. The suspect, described as a male Black, failed to render aid to the victims and fled the scene southbound towards 112th Street. Due to the severity of the crash, it is believed the suspect sustained serious injuries and may seek medical aid at a local medical facility.

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Officer Gerald Chavarria, South Traffic Division Detectives at (323)-421-2500. 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.