Hit and Run Traffic Collision Leaves Pedestrian Dead NR18102dm

March 30, 2018

Los Angeles: Detectives from the
Los Angeles Police Department’s Central Traffic Division are asking
for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead
to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit
and run traffic collision that killed a pedestrian.

On February 23, 2018, around 11:15 p.m., a driver struck a
pedestrian near the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Central
Avenue. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid to
the pedestrian, as required by law, and fled south on Central
Boulevard. The vehicle involved is an 18-wheel commercial truck,
consisting of a dark colored tractor unit, and a white detachable
semi-trailer. The tractor unit displays a logo with the words
“Chago” trucking on the right-side door, and possibly the left side
door as well. There is no suspect information.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the
pedestrian dead at scene. The victim has been identified as
27-year-old Victor Leonard Hernandez-Perez, a resident of Los

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
who provide information leading to the offender’s identification,
apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact
Officer E. Zelaya, Central Traffic Division, at (213) 833-3713, or
(424) 363-5227. During non-businesshours or on weekends, calls
should be directed to the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander
at 213-846-8486, as well as 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
Tipsters may also visit ww.lapdonline.org, and click on “Anonymous
Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an
onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile
application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their
local program.