Felony Hit-And-Run In Newton Division NR23153jc

June 15, 2023

Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division are seeking information on a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a male bicyclist.

On April 13, 2023, approximately 3:35 a.m., a vehicle described as a possible dark 2007-2010 Chevrolet Tahoe was traveling eastbound on Adams Boulevard from Trinity Street and rear-ended bicyclist Salvador Gonzalez Arechiga, who was traveling eastbound on Adams Boulevard. The driver fled at a high rate of speed in an eastbound direction failing to stop, identify himself, and render aid. The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported Mr. Arechiga to a local hospital with severe life-threating injuries. Mr. Arechiga was admitted into the Intensive Care Unit, however, on April 13, 2023 he died as a result of his injuries.

Detectives obtained video footage of the hit-and-run driver and passenger prior to the crash. The driver is described as a 30 to 50-year-old male Black, 5 foot 8 inches to 5 foot 10 inches, 200-250 lbs., wearing a do-rag (or a tight-fitting head cloth), dark jacket, blue pants with a white pattern on the left leg, a white Dodger “LA” t-shirt, and white tennis shoes. The passenger is described as a male Black, black hair, black beard, mid-size 5’10” to 6’00”, 250 to 300 lbs., wearing white hooded sweat shirt with an unknown dark logo, and dark pants.

Actual suspect vehicle

Driver                     Passenger

The video of the hit-and-run vehicle, driver, and passenger 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 Y. Emestica, Central Traffic Detectives, at (213) 833-3713 or e-mail her at 42838@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.