Fatal Traffic Collision in Wilshire Area NR21263wc

September 28, 2021

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a felony hit and run suspect.

On Monday, September 27, 2021 around 9:30 p.m., a white vehicle traveling southbound Crenshaw Boulevard collided with a pedestrian crossing the roadway outside of marked crosswalk at 9th Street. The impact of the collision caused the pedestrian to collide with the roadway. The driver of the white vehicle stopped momentarily and exited the vehicle. The driver re-entered the vehicle and fled the location southbound on Crenshaw Boulevard to westbound Olympic Boulevard. The driver failed to identify themselves and render aid as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics transported the pedestrian to a local area hospital where he died from his injuries.

Identity of the pedestrian is being withheld at this time pending next of kin notification.

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 West Traffic Detectives at (213) 473-0234. When calling please reference LAPD report number: 21-07-13572.

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.