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LAPD - Central Traffic Division
Thursday March 15th, 2018 :: 09:20 p.m. PDT



Los Angeles- A 34 year old man has been detained for questioning after leaving the scene of a fatal traffic collision that occurred at the in intersection of Washington Blvd and Staunton Avenue at 8:40 a.m., in Newton Area.  The hit and run driver was operating a FedEx delivery van and was entering Washington Blvd northbound from a stop sign at Staunton Avenue. 
The driver struck 54 year old Elisa Gomez who was riding her bicycle eastbound on Washington Blvd.  After the collision, the driver continued northbound on Staunton Avenue without stopping to identify himself or render aid.  Gomez suffered multiple blunt force trauma injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics from the Los Angeles City Fire Department.   
The driver was located later in the afternoon and is being questioned by detectives from Central Traffic Division. Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713 or Detective Calvin Dehesa at (213) 486-0750 or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 486-3713.  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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