Hit-and-Run Leaves Pedestrian Dead NR24080jccm

March 1, 2024

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision that killed a pedestrian.

On February 29, 2024, around 10:30 p.m., a vehicle described as a possible tan-colored sedan was traveling southbound on Crenshaw Boulevard and collided into a pedestrian. The vehicle failed to stop, render aid, and remain at scene as required by law. The vehicle was last seen going southbound on Victoria Avenue from Vernon Avenue.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and pronounced the female pedestrian dead at scene.

The pedestrian is described as a Black female believed to be in her 60’s. Her name is being withheld pending identification and notification of next of kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

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.

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

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 Officer Hurd or Officer Kim, South Traffic Division, 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.