Pedestrian Struck by Hit-and-Run Motorist Dies at Scene NR14065sm

April 25, 2014

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) South Traffic Division (STD) detectives are investigating a traffic collision that left 47-year-old Von Dedric Miles dead after being struck by a hit-and-run motorist.

On April 23, 2014 around 12:40 a.m., STD officers responded to Figueroa south of 121st Street to investigate a collision involving a pedestrian who was found lying in the middle of the street.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics responded to the incident and pronounced Miles dead at the scene.

The initial investigation revealed Miles was attempting to cross the street on Figueroa south of 121st Street when he was struck. The driver left the scene without providing information or medical attention to the victim as required by law.

Anyone with information regarding this traffic collision can contact STD Detective Hill at 323-421-2500 on weekdays between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m.  .  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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.