BEVERLY HILLS—The Beverly Hills Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating the suspect(s) responsible for a hit-and-run collision that left a man dead. The incident occurred on Tuesday, August 25 at approximately 10:56 p.m. after police responded to a call for a traffic crash on the 300 block of N. Crescent Drive.
On arrival, authorities discovered the body of an unconscious adult male who was seen lying in the roadway. Police officers performed CPR on the victim and received assistance from the Beverly Hills Fire Department paramedics who took the victim to a local hospital where he later died from his injuries.
Authorities have indicated that the victim was a 58-year-old male, but his identity has not yet been revealed to the public until they are able to notify family.
The Beverly Hills Police Department’s Major Collison Response Team (M.C.R.T.) are currently investigating the incident as a hit-and-run collision. Authorities have received witness statements and video evidence that suggest to investigators that at least two vehicles collided with the victim, who exited his car when he was hit. Both vehicles fled the scene of the crime. The first vehicle is described as a dark or possibly black 4-door sedan that was last seen driving northbound on the 400 block of N. Crescent Drive.
The second vehicle is described as a mini-van or SUV that is dark in color. It was last seen driving southbound on Rexford Drive from S. Santa Monica Boulevard. Video shows both vehicles driving fast from the scene of the collision, but also a white four-door truck that circles back around moments after both suspected vehicles drive past.
Canyon News spoke with Lt. Hoshino of the BHPD via email about the incident. He indicated that the Coroner has not yet released the name of the victim who was killed. When asked about the white truck in the video, Lt. Hoshino indicated that the white truck is not involved in the hit-and-run. He was unable to disclose any specific details on any damage that may have been sustained to the two vehicles that collided with the victim.
The victim has been identified as Eliezer Malahi of West Hollywood.
The Beverly Hills Police Department is asking for anyone who has information on the incident or the whereabouts of either of the two vehicles involved in the collision to contact the BHPD Traffic Investigators at (310) 285-2195.