Woman Crossing Street is Struck by Vehicle and Dies from Injuries NR21029rc

February 3, 2021

February 22, 2021


South Traffic Division detectives are
releasing surveillance video of the incident, as well as a photo
of the suspect and the vehicle he drove.

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles
Police Department’s South Traffic Division detectives are asking
for the public’s help in providing any information that would
lead to the identification and arrest of the driver involved in a
hit and run traffic collision which killed a 66-year-old woman.

On February 2, 2021, around 5:50 p.m., South Traffic officers
responded to a hit and run traffic collision that occurred at Main
Street and 97th Street. A vehicle traveling southbound on Main
Street struck a woman walking westbound outside of the crosswalk
south of 97th Street. The suspect continued southbound on Main
Street and made a left turn eastbound on 98th Street. The driver of
the vehicle failed to stop and render aid or identify themselves as
required by California law. The investigation is still

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and
transported the woman to a local hospital where she died from her
injuries. The woman’s identity has been withheld until next of kin
has been notified.

The suspect’s vehicle is described as a white pick up truck with
white wooden side paneling.

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

Anyone with information about this incident is requested to call
South Traffic Division Detectives, at (323) 421-2500. 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 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 LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their
local program.