Pedestrian Killed in Fatal Hit and Run Traffic Collision NR20320dm

December 17, 2020


January 8, 2021

The victim of this fatal hit and
run traffic collision has been identified as 46-year-old Lorena
Ponce, a resident of Canoga Park.
The suspect’s vehicle is
described as a dark color 2018 Volkswagon Atlas crossover

Update Correction- Suspect
Direction of Travel

Canoga Park: The Los Angeles
Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division detectives are
investigating a felony hit and run that occurred on Roscoe
Boulevard and Lurline Avenue.

On Wednesday, December 16, 2020, around 5:00 a.m., a fatal traffic
collision occurred on Roscoe Boulevard east of Lurline Avenue. A
pedestrian was found laying on the street along the north curb of
Roscoe Boulevard with injuries consistent with being hit by a
vehicle. The investigation revealed that the female pedestrian was
struck while on the roadway.

Valley Traffic Detectives are looking to identify a light-colored
vehicle, tan or silver in color, possibly an older model Chevy
Tahoe traveling westbound Roscoe Boulevard from Lurline Avenue at
the time of the collision.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and
pronounced the female pedestrian dead. Victim was approximately 46
years-old and resident of Canoga Park. Her identity will not be
released until next of kin has been notified.

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

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 Division Officer Takishita at 818-644-8116. 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 Tipsters
may also visit and click on “Anonymous Web Tips”
under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online
tip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile
application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their
local program.