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Saturday, February 28, 2015

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Pedestrian Killed by Hit-And-Run Driver NR15061lp

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect involved in a hit-and-run collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian.

On Friday, February 27, 2015, around 8:20 p.m., Valley Traffic Division officers responded to a hit-and-run traffic collision that occurred near the intersection of Saticoy Street and Lemp Avenue. The victim, a female White who has not been identified, was crossing southbound Saticoy Street when she was struck by what witnesses described as a white Toyota pickup. The driver of the Toyota pickup failed to render aid and was seen driving away from the area.

The victim died at the scene as a result of her injuries.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detectives, Officer Takishita at 818-644-8116 or Detective III William Bustos at 818-644-8021. 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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637(C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters "LAPD." Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.



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