Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Pedestrian – NR23698jc

October 2, 2023

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s (LAPD) South Traffic Division detectives are investigating a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision involving a pedestrian.

On September 30, 2023, around 12:10 a.m., officers responded to a call of a pedestrian laying on the roadway. The investigation revealed that the victim, described as a female, Black, 40 to 50 years old, was struck by an unknown vehicle traveling southbound on Normandie Avenue, just south of 83rd Street. After striking the victim, the suspect continued southbound on Normandie Avenue without stopping, rendering aid to the pedestrian, or identifying themselves in violation of the law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and attempted to provide life-saving measures; however, the victim was pronounced deceased at-scene. The victim’s identity is being withheld 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 that 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 Gerald Chavarria Serial No. 37560, at (323) 421-2500. 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.

Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.