Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in identifying a suspect involved in a fatal hit-and-run collision that killed an 89-year-old female pedestrian.
On December 1, 2022, around 11:08 p.m., an elderly female was struck by an unknown dark vehicle while attempting to cross the street eastbound on Central Avenue just south of 108th Street. The suspect’s vehicle was traveling southbound Central Avenue when it collided with the pedestrian, the collision then caused the pedestrian to become airborne and collide with the roadway.
The unknown driver failed to stop and render aid to the victim and/or identify themselves.
The Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the victim dead at scene. Her identity is being withheld pending notification until next of kin has been notified.
The vehicle is described as a dark color (possibly black), early model, medium size Chevrolet vehicle.
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 compromise.
For more information concerning the incident, please contact South Traffic Division, Officer Lopez Del Haro and/or Officer Hurd, at 323-421-2500. 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org 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.