Vehicle vs. Semitruck Fatal Hit-and-Run Traffic Collision – NR23142jc

June 5, 2023

Sun Valley: On June 3, 2023, around 3:55 a.m., a blue 2015 Nissan Versa was traveling northbound on Lankershim Boulevard approaching Cayuga Avenue when it collided into the back end of a semi-tractor trailer truck. The white cabin semi-tractor trailer truck was pulling a dark colored trailer. The force of the collision caused the Versa to continue in a northeast direction causing it to rollover. The hit-and-run driver in the trailer truck failed to stop, identify themselves, or attempt to render aid and was last seen northbound Lankershim Boulevard from Cayuga Avenue.

The Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and pronounced the driver of the Versa dead. She is described as a 26-year-old Hispanic female. Her identity will not be released until next of kin have been notified.

Valley Traffic Detectives are looking for any motorists or witnesses who were in the immediate area at the time of the collision to come forward with any information they may have regarding this collision. This investigation is ongoing at this time.

Hit and Run vehicle. semi truck vs veh
Actual Hit-and-Run Vehicle
(Investigators will release surveillance video when available)

Motorists are reminded to follow the rules of the road and drive at a safe speed.

Motorists are also reminded that if they become involved in a collision (whether at-fault or not), 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.

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.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detectives, Officer Hansen at (818) 644-8255 or Officer Freeman at (818) 644-8115. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to

Tipsters may also visit 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.