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Follow up investigation by Valley Traffic Division detectives revealed that the BMW sedan sought for street racing is believed to be dark blue or purple.
The investigation is ongoing, and anyone who may have witnessed or have information regarding this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detective Barragan at
(818)-644-8028 or Detective Davis at (818) 644-8032.
Lake Balboa: The Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify a street racer involved in a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision.
On May 28, 2022, around 12:30 a.m., a driver of a Tesla Sedan encountered a BMW sedan and engaged in speed racing, traveling westbound Victory Boulevard, east of White Oak Avenue at a high rate of speed. The driver of the Tesla lost control near Victory Boulevard and Encino Avenue, running off the roadway and colliding with a light pole and a tree.
The driver of the BMW stopped, and without exiting the vehicle, observed the aftermath of the collision and sped off westbound Victory Boulevard.
The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and pronounced the driver of the Tesla dead. He was a male, approximately 35 years old. His identity will not be released until next of kin is notified.
The BMW sedan is described as a 2011-2015 M3/M5. It is lowered, with modified exhaust and a built-in spoiler. The driver of the BMW is sought for engaging in speed racing and felony hit-and-run.
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. The public is also reminded that as pedestrians, they should exercise caution when crossing streets, obey traffic lights, cross within marked crosswalks, and obey the rules of the road.
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.