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LAPD - Valley Traffic Division
Thursday May 16th, 2013 :: 05:01 a.m. PDT


Bicyclist fatally struck by a hit and run vehicle in Van Nuys

Van Nuys: On Wednesday, May 15, 2013, at approximately 11:30 pm a bicyclist was riding westbound Roscoe Boulevard east of Balboa Boulevard when he was struck by a hit and run driver. The bicyclist was seriously injured and was transported to a local hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. The bicyclist has been identified as Max De La Cruz, 44 years old, a resident of Van Nuys.

The hit and run vehicle was described as a white truck, possibly a Chevrolet or GMC, with cargo in the bed with possible collision damage to the front end.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Officer Fuentes at (818) 644-8022. During non-business hours or weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800)-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most key pads) using a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters can also go to, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.

LAPD - Valley Traffic Division
7870 Nollan Pl
Los Angeles, CA 91402

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 818-644-8000

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