Reward Announcement NA23024wm

March 3, 2023

South Traffic Division Detectives will be announcing $50,000 reward, passing out reward flyers, and releasing video and images of the suspect’s vehicle involved in a fatal hit and run that occurred on November 23rd, 2022, on Western Ave and Slauson Ave.

Friday, March 3, 2023

12:00 p.m.

Union 76 Gas Station
5816 S. Western Ave (Northeast corner Slauson Ave & Western Ave)
Los Angeles

Detective I, Mikey Geitheim, South Traffic Division, CIFU
Detective III, Ryan Moreno, South Traffic Division, CIFU
Victim’s family members

On November 23, 2022, around 2:25 a.m., the victim Kimela Franklin was walking northbound with a shopping cart on Western Ave north of Slauson Ave when she was struck and killed by light mid-size sedan. The suspect made a UTurn after striking Kimela and observed her lying in the roadway. The suspect fled southbound Western Ave, failing to stop, identify him/her self, or render aid to the victim who was fatally injured. The suspect was last seen eastbound on 60th Pl from Western Ave with a black SUV giving chase as a possible witness. South Traffic Detectives will be asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect. Detectives will also provide an update on the case.

For additional information, please contact Detective III Ryan Moreno, South Traffic Division at (323) 421-2500 or Cell (424) 298-7898, or Detective I Mikey Geitheim, South Traffic Division Cell (213) 713-5979.