North Hollywood: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley 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 November 5, 2023, around 3:55 a.m., a dark colored truck was traveling southbound on Lankershim Boulevard when it collided with a pedestrian crossing the street eastbound at Valerio Street. The driver of the dark colored vehicle fled the scene southbound on Lankershim Boulevard failing to stop, identify self, or attempt to render aid to the pedestrian who sustained fatal injuries.
The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the pedestrian deceased at the scene. The pedestrian was as a male, Hispanic in his 30’s. His name is being withheld pending 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 Valley Traffic Division Detective Otrosina at (818) 644-8036 or Officer Krueger at (818) 644-8028. 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.