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The collision was captured on an exterior video surveillance system and is posted on Central Traffic Division's Twitter account, @LAPDCTD24.
Los Angeles: Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division are investigating a hit and run traffic collision that resulted in the death of a 50-year-old man.
On May 7, 2020, around 1:55 a.m., a pedestrian was walking on the 1600 block of East 7th Street. Per witnesses, a possible big rig truck struck the pedestrian. The driver of the truck failed to stop, render aid, and to identify himself or herself as required by law.
Los Angeles City Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene. The victim is described as a 50-year-old male Black. Identification is unknown at this time and is being determined by the Los Angeles County Coroner's Office.
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.
The City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit and Run Reward Program Trust Fund in April 2015. 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.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Juan Campos at (213) 833-3713, or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 486-3713. 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.