Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision that killed a 61-year-old female resident of Los Angeles.
On December 23, 2023, around 6:45 p.m., a white sedan, traveling westbound Martin Luther King Boulevard near Gramercy Place, collided with a female pedestrian pushing a walker. The vehicle continued westbound Martin Luther King Boulevard, failing to stop, identify themselves, or attempt to render aid to the pedestrian as required by law.
The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and transported the pedestrian to a local hospital where she succumbed to her injuries. Her name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
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 themselves.
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 is encouraged to contact Police Officer Marlo Lopez Del Haro, South Traffic Division, at (213) 359-3552. During non-business hours, or on weekends, calls should be directed to the South Traffic Watch Commander at (323) 421-2577 or contact 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). You can also email the investigating officer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.