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LAPD - Valley Traffic Division
Tuesday May 2nd, 2017 :: 10:49 a.m. PDT


COMMUNITY ALERT $50,000 REWARD Fatal Hit & Run Traffic Collision

On April 30, 2017 at approximately 12:00 a.m., a pedestrian was crossing eastbound on Vanowen Street across Sepulveda Boulevard in a marked crosswalk against a “don’t walk” signal when he was hit by a silver 4-door sedan traveling northbound Sepulveda Boulevard.  The impact caused the pedestrian to collide with the roadway where he was struck by an MTA bus also traveling northbound Sepulveda Boulevard.  The MTA driver immediately stopped the bus and remained at scene during the investigation. The driver of the 4-door silver sedan momentarily stopped, exited his vehicle then went back to his vehicle and fled the scene failing to identify himself and render aid. The pedestrian was pronounced dead at scene by responding paramedics.

Anyone with information about the crime is asked to call Valley Traffic Investigator Fuentes #35607 at 818-644-8029. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should contact the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS
(800-222-8477) or go directly to  Tipsters may also visit, and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved-Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip.  Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program. Independent of any City or other reward offers, anonymous tipsters using the LA Crime Stoppers program may be eligible for up-to a $1,000 cash reward based on arrest only. 

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

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

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