Fatal Hit and Run in Rampart NR23017ne

February 2, 2023

Rampart:  On January 23, 2023, at around 7:25 p.m., 32-year-old Kyle Ray of Los Angeles was possibly in medical distress and passed out in the westbound number two lane of 6th Street, west of Bonnie Brae.  A blue Dodge Ram truck traveling westbound 6th Street ran over Ray and dragged him 20-feet.  The driver fled the scene without stopping to render aid and identify him or herself.  The Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded and pronounced Ray dead at the scene.

The driver is described as a possible male Hispanic, but there is no further description.  The blue truck is a 2007-2013 Dodge Ram with custom lights and rims, and the bed of the track was equipped with a rack.

Video of the crash is posted on Central Traffic’s social media accounts: YouTube “LAPD Central Traffic,” Twitter @LAPDCTD24, Instagram @LAPD_CTD_24.

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.

If anyone has information regarding the vehicle, please contact Investigator G. Diaz, Central Traffic Detectives, at (213) 486-0767 or e-mail 36160@lapd.online or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746.  During weekends and off-hours calls should be directed to the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247).  For anonymous calls please call LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org, or Tipsters www.lapdonline.org.