Pedestrian killed in Hit-and-Run Traffic Collision NR24121kt/dm

April 15, 2024

Reseda: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division detectives are investigating a hit-and-run traffic collision that killed a male in his 60’s.

On April 14, 2024, around 9:00 p.m., a hit and run traffic collision was reported on Sherman Way and Etiwanda Avenue. A pedestrian was crossing south on Etiwanda Avenue inside of a marked crosswalk, when he fell to the ground. The pedestrian remained on the ground, unable to get up from lanes of traffic, when a dark-colored sedan going east on Sherman Way struck him. The driver of the sedan continued east on Sherman Way, failing to stop or render aid as required by law.

The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded to the scene and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. His name is being withheld pending identification and notification to next of kin by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office.

Motorists 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.

Pedestrians are reminded to use caution and allow plenty of time to cross the street in a safe manner.

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 Santos at (818) 644-8024. 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

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 L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.