Los Angeles police are offering a total of $ 100,000 in reward for information about three hit-and-run accidents this month in the Jefferson Park area that left two people injured and a third dead.
The first crash took place around noon. 17.40 on Jan. 5 on 30th Street near 4th Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
A medium-sized, silver-colored SUV lost control while trying to turn right onto southbound 4th Avenue, police said. The SUV jumped over the curb and hit 46-year-old Nallely Oregel, who was walking her dog on the sidewalk.
Oregel was injured and taken to a hospital, police said. The driver continued south on 4th Avenue without stopping.
There is a reward of $ 25,000 for information leading to the driver’s arrest and prosecution, police said.
The second crash took place around noon. 17.45 on January 7 on Western Avenue near 29th Street, police said.
Giovanny Castro, 25, was riding on a scooter on the Western when a silver or gray sedan hit him and continued south without stopping, police said.
Ambulances took Castro to a hospital for treatment of his injuries, police said. Authorities are also offering a $ 25,000 reward for information in this crash.
The third crash happened around 5.30pm on January 11, police said. Luis Martinez, 47, was walking east toward traffic on Jefferson Boulevard near 11th Avenue when a reddish-brown Chevrolet Trailblazer hit him.
The driver continued westbound on Jefferson without stopping, police said. Paramedics brought Martinez to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he later died.
There is a $ 50,000 reward for information in that case, police said.
Anyone who has information on one of the three crashes, please call It. Ryan Moreno or It. Mike Flannery with the LAPD’s South Traffic Division at (323) 421-2500.
Those calling after hours or on weekends can contact the South Traffic Officer at (323) 421-2577 or call the LAPD’s 24-hour line at 1-877-527-3247.
Anonymous tips can be submitted to the Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or www.lacrimestoppers.org.