SHERMAN OAKS—One man is dead after a fatal hit-and-run that transpired in Van Nuys on Friday, September 14. Kenneth Korevaar, of Sherman Oaks, was arrested for charges of felony hit-and-run and misdemeanor DUI.
According to reports, the victim, a homeless man whose identity has not yet been disclosed to the public, was crossing the street at the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Wyandotte Street when he was struck down by a White Chevy Cruz at around 9:40 p.m. He was not using a crosswalk at the time of the collision. Officers from the Los Angeles Police Department and paramedics were called on the scene to render aid to the victim. Paramedics administered CPR on the man, but was pronounced dead on the scene.
A witness told NBC 4 news that he saw the car hit the pedestrian and followed the individual to the La Posada Motel located a few blocks north from where the crash occurred and contacted police. Authorities received several calls of a White Chevy Cruz with a damaged fender hitting cars parked along the street. Officers arrived and found Korevaar, who was later taken into police custody.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department inmate records show Korevaar was booked into the Van Nuys jail at 3:53 a.m. on Saturday, September 15 with a bail set at $50,000.
According to reports, another car was involved in the fatal hit-and-run. Police say a Hyundai Pilot struck the victim while he was already on the ground and took off. The driver of that vehicle remains at the large.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department at (877) 527-3247. Tipsters can remain anonymous.