Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR23104am

April 26, 2023

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Detectives are requesting the public’s assistance in identifying the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision.

On March 17, 2023, around 8:44 a.m., a 65-year-old female pedestrian was crossing Aldama Street west of Irvington Place in Northeast area when she was struck by a Chevrolet Tahoe possibly Blue in color.  The driver fled the scene without stopping, rendering aid or identifying themselves.  The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and the victim was pronounced deceased at scene.

Suspect vehicle

Video of the possible suspect’s vehicle is posted on Central Traffic’s social media accounts: YouTube “LAPD Central Traffic” [https://youtu.be/Xng-cNZW0h8]                                 Twitter @LAPDCTD24, and Instagram @LAPD_CTD_24.

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 additional information regarding the vehicle and/or the driver, please contact Detective Daniel Ramirez or Officer Poss, Central Traffic Detectives, at (213) 833-3713, or email them at 39299@lapd.online or 36186@lapd.online.  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.