Los Angeles: 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 that killed a pedestrian.
On April 9, 2023, at approximately 4:00 a.m., a possible silver sedan was traveling southbound Hoover Street at 74th Street when it collided with a male adult pedestrian crossing the street. The vehicle carried the victim nearly a block to 75th Street where the victim came to rest.
The suspect failed to stop and render aid to the victim. The suspect vehicle fled southbound Hoover Street at a high rate of speed. The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the pedestrian dead at scene.
The victim’s identity is pending until notification of next of kin.
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 who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact South Traffic Division,
Detective Geitheim, at (213) 713-9579 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm – Monday through Friday. 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.