Man Killed in Hit and Run Collision NR18159dm

June 7, 2018


On June 7, 2018 at 3:30 a.m., a
black/2007/Nissan/Murano driven by Oscar Armando Lopez was
traveling at a high rate of speed westbound Sherman Way from
Vineland Avenue when it lost control and collided with several
parked vehicles and a light standard.

Two occupants inside the black Nissan were
ejected from the vehicle as it rotated in a westbound direction
out of control. One occupant inside the Nissan died as a result
of the collision and the other occupant suffered severe

The driver is identified as Oscar
Armando Lopez who got out of the Nissan and remained at scene for
a short time. Lopez fled the scene, failing to render aid to his

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

On Thursday, June 7, 2018, around 3:25 a.m., the fatal collision
occurred at the intersection of Sherman Way and Vineland Ave. A
male was driving a 2007 Nissan with three passengers. His vehicle
collided with multiple parked vehicles and a light pole, at which
time, two of the three passengers were ejected. The driver and a
passenger fled the scene on foot, failing to stop and render aid to
the two ejected passengers, as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced one
of the ejected passengers dead at scene. He has been identified as
23-year-old Juan Alberto Torres of Sun Valley. The second passenger
was transported to a local hospital and listed in critical

There is no description of the driver and passenger.

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
Valley Traffic Detective Fuentes at (818) 644-8029, or Detective
Montero at (818) 644-8035. 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or
go directly to Tipsters may also visit, 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.