Hit and Run Leaves One Person Dead NR23069jl

March 27, 2023

Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Detectives request the public’s assistance regarding a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision.

On Monday, January 9, 2023, around 6:40 a.m., a compact SUV, described as a white KIA Sportage, was traveling northbound on Serrano Avenue near Sunset Boulevard when it collided with the pedestrian. The suspect fled the scene and did not stop to render aid and/or ID themselves as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to the scene. The 84-year-old female victim was transported to a local hospital, where she succumbed to her injuries.

On April 15, 2015, the Los Angeles 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.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.

The public is also reminded that pedestrians should exercise caution when crossing streets, obey traffic lights, cross within marked crosswalks, and obey the rules of the road.

Suspect Vehicle: White, 2017-2019 KIA SPORTAGE
**Not The Actual Suspect Vehicle (For Reference Only)**

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to please contact West Traffic Division, Detectives at 213-473-0234 or (213) 473-0222. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls can also be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (1-877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous 1-800-222-TIPS (1-800-222-8477) or 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.