Press Conference (Releasing Video of Hit-and-Run & images of suspect’s vehicle)
Wednesday, October 12, 2022
South Traffic Division (Parking Lot)
4125 Crenshaw Boulevard
Los Angeles 90018
Police Officer II Luis Herrera, South Traffic Division, CIFU
Detective III Ryan Moreno, South Traffic Division, CIFU
On October 1, 2022, a female pedestrian (Elsa Zelaya) and her 3-year-old child (Dominick Zelaya) were crossing the street on Broadway and 80th St when a black compact SUV traveling northbound Broadway at a high rate of speed crashed into them. Three-year old Dominick Zelaya was launched airborne after being struck, causing him to have a secondary collision with the roadway. The driver of the small SUV fled the scene northbound at a high rate of speed without stopping, rendering aid or identifying him/herself.
Elsa sustained minor injuries while Dominick sustained severe life-threatening injuries. Dominick recently underwent surgery and is currently being monitored at Children’s Hospital.
We’re releasing video/images of the suspect’s vehicle and announcing the $25,000 reward for any information leading to the identity, arrest and conviction of the person responsible for striking severely injuring Dominick Zelaya and his mother Elsa Zelaya.
For additional information, please contact Detective Dolores Chavez or Officer Luis Herrera, South Traffic Division at (323) 421-2500. You may also submit an anonymous tip through www.lacrimestoppers.org.