BEVERLY HILLS—The Los Angeles Police Department West Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help with information that would lead to the identification and arrest of a suspect involved in a fatal hit-and-run traffic collision on Sunset Boulevard on December 15.
The hit-and-run resulted in the death of a 39-year-old male from Los Angeles. Around 10:15 p.m., the male pedestrian was crossing southbound Sunset Boulevard east of Mapleton Drive outside of an unmarked crosswalk. As the pedestrian crossed he was struck by an unknown vehicle traveling eastbound on Sunset Boulevard. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop, identify themselves, or offer aid at the scene. It is required by law to do all of the above at the scene of a traffic collision.
Paramedics from the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and provided treatment to the victim. The victim died at the scene of the incident from injuries sustained.
The LAPD reported that the investigation is ongoing and a response from the next of kin is still pending.
According to the LAPD, a reward of up to $25,000 is available to community members who provide relevant information that could lead officials to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise. This is a result of the April 15, 2015 amendment by the Los Angeles City Council to the Los Angeles Administrative Code that created a Hit-and-Run Reward Program Trust Fund.
Information regarding the case can be directed to the West Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 473-0234 during normal business hours. For all other times, calls can be directed to 1 (877) LAPD-247. For those wishing to remain anonymous, calls can be made to the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1(800) 222-TIPS or visit www.lacrimestoppers.org.
Information can be delivered anonymously via www.lapdonline.org and follow the instructions under “Anonymous Web Tips” in the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu. The final option for information delivery is to download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and chose the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as the local program.