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LAPD - Central Traffic Division
Friday May 8th, 2020 :: 05:04 p.m. PDT


Fatal Hit and Run in Newton Division

Los Angeles- Los Angeles- On May 7, 2020, at approximately 1:50 a.m., a 51-year old male Black pedestrian was walking on the 1600 block of East 7th Street and was struck by a vehicle.  The driver failed to stop to render aid and failed to identify himself or herself.
The Los Angeles City Fire Department responded and pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene.  The name of the pedestrian is being withheld pending notification of family by the Los Angeles Coroner’s Office.
The vehicle is described as a white 2004-2006 Scion xB.  It was last seen westbound 7th Street approaching Central avenue.  There was a 1980’s full size van, blue or gray on color, that was directly behind the Scion when the collision occurred.  The driver of the van appeared to follow the Scion up to Central Avenue, however, the driver of the van never contacted the police.  The occupants of the van were in position to see the collision and see the Scion’s license plate number.  Detectives are reaching out to occupants of the van to contact them.
The collision was captured on an exterior video surveillance system and is posted on Central Traffic Division’s Twitter account, @LAPDCTD24. 
Anyone with information is urged to contact Detective Juan Campos, Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 833-3713 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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