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LAPD - Central Traffic Division
Monday February 15th, 2016 :: 08:10 a.m. PST


Hit and run fatality in Hollenbeck Area

Los Angeles- On February 15, 2016, at approximately 12:20 a.m., a fatal Vehicle vs. Pedestrian Hit and Run traffic collision occurred on Cesar E. Chavez Avenue just east of Chicago Avenue in Hollenbeck Area. The collision occurred when the pedestrian, a 24 year old male Hispanic, was crossing Cesar E. Chavez Avenue and struck by an unknown type of vehicle. The victim was then dragged underneath the vehicle over 100 feet.  The pedestrian’s body was dislodged after the driver of the vehicle drove into a driveway behind a business on Chicago Avenue.  The driver then backed out from the driveway and fled northbound on Chicago Avenue.


The victim suffered multiple blunt force trauma injuries and was taken to LAC+USC Medical Center by paramedics from LAFD.  Despite lifesaving efforts, he succumbed to his injuries and pronounced dead at 12:41 a.m. 


The Hit and Run vehicle possibly has damage to the left front and undercarriage of the vehicle.  There is no driver description.  Victim’s identity has not been released pending notification of next of kin.


The investigation is ongoing and being handled by Central Traffic Division Detectives. Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713, or Detective Felix Padilla at (213) 486-0753, or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 833-3746.  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 Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

LAPD - Central Traffic Division
251 East 6th Street
Los Angeles, CA 90014

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