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Pedestrian Dead in Hit and Run, Reward Offered for Driver ID



LOS ANGELES — Detectives from the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division are asking for the public’s help in providing any information that would lead to the identification and arrest of the driver involved when their vehicle hit and killed a man in a fatal traffic collision.

It happened around 3:00 a.m. on Friday, October 18 at the intersection of Highland and Willoughby. A white late model Mercedes C300, or a similar vehicle, was traveling northbound on Highland Avenue when it collided with a pedestrian crossing westbound from the southeast corner of Highland Avenue Willoughby.

The pedestrian, a 29-year-old male, died at the scene. The deceased has been positively identified by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner. His name has not been released pending family notifications.

The driver fled the scene, failing to identify himself, without stopping or rendering aid as required by law. 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.

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 a resolution through a civil compromise.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact West Traffic Division Detectives, at (213) 473-0234 or (213) 473-0222. 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 CrimeStoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact CrimeStoppers 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.

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