The Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision.
On Friday, September 17, 2021 at 10:30 p.m., a vehicle vs. pedestrian traffic collision occurred at Central Avenue south of 112th Street. The 62-year-old male pedestrian was crossing Central Avenue when an unknown hit-and-run vehicle traveling northbound Central Avenue struck him and fled the scene without rendering aid.
A second vehicle also traveling northbound Central Avenue struck the victim; this driver remained at scene. The Los Angeles Fire Department responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene.
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.
The public is also reminded that, as pedestrians, they should exercise caution when crossing streets by doing so in a safe manner, obeying traffic lights, crossing within marked crosswalks, and obeying the rules of the road.
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.
For more information concerning the incident, please contact Officer Gerald Chavarria, South Traffic Division Detectives at 323-421-2500 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm – Monday through Friday. After hours 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 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the L.A. 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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.