LOS ANGELES – A $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver who fatally struck a 24-year-old nursing student while doing “doughnuts” during a street takeover in South Los Angeles was announced Tuesday by the Los Angeles Police Department.
The woman, identified by relatives as Elyzza Guajaca, was struck at 9:07 p.m. Sunday by a black Chevrolet Camaro while standing with a group of people at the northeast corner of Crenshaw Boulevard and Florence Avenue, police said.
Paramedics took her to a hospital, where she died from her injuries.
The driver left the vehicle at the crash scene and fled on foot, police said.
South Traffic detectives identified six or seven additional victims on videos obtained over the past few days and are seeking the public’s help in identifying them, police said. At least three appeared to be critically injured.
Guajaca’s brother, Louie, set up a GoFundMe page online to help raise money for her funeral expenses.
“My sister was an aunty to my beautiful girls who loved her so much,” Louie Guajaca said in the appeal. “She was a beautiful sister who loved big. She was a daughter who always wanted to be with (family) around and have family time. She was the rock to our family. She was just a good, goofy, funny, outgoing person. She loved all her close friends and family.”
The page had raised $19,270 as of Tuesday night.
Anyone with any information on Sunday night’s crash was urged to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477. Tipsters may also visit www.lapdonline.org and click on “Anonymous Web Tips” under the “Get Involved- Crime Stoppers” menu to submit an online tip.