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Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's South Traffic Division are asking for the public's help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of the suspect involved in a hit and run collision that killed a bicyclist.

On December 14, 2018, around 5:15 a.m., a tractor trailer vehicle was traveling west on Anaheim Street at Sampson Avenue. A bicyclist was traveling south across the westbound lanes of Anaheim Street when he collided with the right rear side of the trailer. The driver of the tractor trailer vehicle failed to stop and render aid, as required by law.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the bicyclist dead at scene.

There is no suspect description. The tractor portion of the vehicle is light in color. The trailer is dark brown.

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 $25,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender's identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Drivers are reminded that if they become involved in a collision, they should pull over and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services, and remain at the scene to identify themselves.

Anyone with information about this traffic collision is asked to contact Officer Mendoza or Officer Yount, South Traffic Division, at (323) 421-2500 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. After hours please contact South Traffic Division's Watch Commander at 323 421-2577. 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 the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org. Tipsters may also visit www.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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