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July 18, 2021

Beverly Grove: The Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division detectives are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the identification of a hit-and-run driver involved in a traffic collision that resulted in the death of a pedestrian.

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On July 17, 2021, around 2:20 a.m., a white BMW was traveling eastbound in the number 1 lane of Beverly Boulevard when it collided with a pedestrian that was walking southbound on Croft Avenue in an unmarked crosswalk. The impact caused the pedestrian to travel in an eastbound direction and collide with the roadway. The driver of the white BMW continued driving eastbound failing to stop, render aid, and/or identify themselves as required by California law.

Paramedics of the Los Angeles Fire Department responded to the scene and provided medical treatment to the pedestrian. Unfortunately, the pedestrian succumbed to the injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene. The victim is described as a 26-year-old resident of the state of Arizona.

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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 who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information is asked to contact West Traffic Division 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 www.lacrimestoppers.org. 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. Lastly, tipsters may also download the “P3 Tips” mobile application and select the LA Regional Crime Stoppers as their local program.

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