Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a motorcyclist.
On January 1, 2024, at 12:02 a.m., a dark-colored pickup truck was traveling westbound on 80th Street negotiating a left turn onto Central Avenue. The truck then collided with a motorcycle that was traveling northbound on Central Avenue. The suspect’s vehicle fled southbound on Central Ave without stopping to identify themselves or render aid. The suspect’s vehicle sustained serious damage to the driver’s side door.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the victim to a local hospital. The victim, identified as 38-year-old Jose Angel Landeros, a resident of Huntington Park, died of from injuries sustained in the collision.
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 or witnessed this collision, is asked to contact South Traffic Division Detective Huerta at (323)-421-2500. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.