LOS ANGELES – A pedestrian was killed early Sunday morning, according to authorities.
Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the public’s help in identifying the driver of a vehicle that killed a pedestrian at about 1:17 a.m. on Venice Blvd. east of Robertson Blvd.
The pedestrian was walking in a marked crosswalk when they were struck by the driver.
The victim was taken to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. His identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
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.
On April 15, 2015, the City Council amended the Los Angeles Administrative Code and created a Hit-and-Run Reward Program Trust Fund. A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members that provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.
Anyone with information is encouraged to contact West Traffic Detectives at (213) 473-0234. 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 lacrimestoppers.org.