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October 21, 2021

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

On Saturday, October 16, 2021 at around 11:20 p.m., a minor collision between two vehicles occurred at Manchester Avenue and Normandie Avenue. One of the vehicles fled the scene northbound on Normandie Avenue at a high rate of speed. While fleeing from the initial collision, the vehicle struck a pedestrian walking across Normandie Avenue at 83rd Street.

After the impact the vehicle fled that scene continuing northbound on Normandie Avenue. The vehicle became disabled at 79th Street, the driver exited and fled on foot westbound on 79th Street from the location, failed to stop, identify himself/herself, or attempt to render aid.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene. At this time the pedestrian’s name is being withheld pending notification until next-of-kin has been notified.

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 compromise.

Drivers are reminded that if they are involved in a traffic 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.

Anyone with information, contact South Traffic Division, Detective Flannery and/or Officer Pollard, at 323-421-2500. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.

Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu. Tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.