Felony Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR19126dm

May 22, 2019

UPDATE On May 17, 2019, at 7:30 p.m., West Traffic detectives arrested 26-year-old Jonathan Keith Crosby in the 2200 block of N. Cahuenga Boulevard. He was booked for 20001 VC, Felony Hit and Run. His bail was set at $50,000.00.

Update There is a correction to the location of the Hit and Run location. The correct location is Melrose/Genesee, not Melrose / Ogden.

Fairfax: The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division detectives are investigating a felony hit and run that occurred at Melrose Avenue and Ogden Avenue.

On Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 10:15 p.m., a felony hit and run traffic collision occurred. An unidentified driver of a dark colored vehicle, possible small sized SUV, was driving westbound on Melrose Ave. when the vehicle collided with a pedestrian walking north in the crosswalk at Ogden Avenue.

The driver of the dark colored vehicle failed to stop and render aid, and to identify himself to the pedestrian as required by law. Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and were unable to resuscitate the victim who succumbed to his injuries. Identification of the victim is pending.

This investigation is ongoing, and no further details are available at this moment

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact West Traffic Division at (213) 473-0234. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.