Hit and Run Suspect Sought in Man’s Death

January 24, 2005

Central Traffic Division Detectives and victim’s family members.
Press Conference asking for the public’s help.
Tuesday, January 25, 2005 at 11:00 a.m.
251 East 6 th Street, Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles: On Friday, January 21, 2005, at about 6:10 p.m., a fatal vehicle vs. pedestrian traffic collision occurred at the intersection of Main Street and 71st Street.
Pedro Renee Quintanilla, a 76 year-old resident of Pasadena was attempting to cross at an unmarked intersection, when a he was struck by a vehicle traveling southbound on Main Street. Witnesses said the vehicle, described as a black Honda Civic with possible front end damage, was traveling at a high rate of speed when the collision occurred. The driver of the vehicle quickly made a left turn eastbound on 71st Street and fled the scene.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported Mr. Quintanilla to a local hospital where he died.
The investigation is being conducted by Central Traffic Division Detectives. For further information, please contact Detective Padilla or Detective Williams, at 213-972-1825 or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at 213-972-1853. On weekends and during off-hours, please call the Detective Information Desk’s 24-hour toll-free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).
This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section, at 213-485-3586.