Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the suspect involved in a hit and run traffic collision that killed a pedestrian.
On February 23, 2018, around 11:15 p.m., a driver struck a pedestrian near the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Central Avenue. The driver of the vehicle failed to stop and render aid to the pedestrian, as required by law, and fled south on Central Boulevard. The vehicle involved is an 18-wheel commercial truck, consisting of a dark colored tractor unit, and a white detachable semi-trailer. The tractor unit displays a logo with the words "Chago" trucking on the right-side door, and possibly the left side door as well. There is no suspect information.
Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the pedestrian dead at scene. The victim has been identified as 27-year-old Victor Leonard Hernandez-Perez, a resident of Los Angeles.
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 compromise.
Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Officer E. Zelaya, Central Traffic Division, at (213) 833-3713, or (424) 363-5227. During non-businesshours or on weekends, calls should be directed to the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at 213-846-8486, as well as 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 ww.lapdonline.org, and click on "Anonymous Web Tips" under the "Get Involved-Crime Stoppers" menu to submit an onlinetip. Lastly, tipsters may also download the "P3 Tips" mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program
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