2 Men Critically Injured in Downtown 17th Street Hit-and-run Crash
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Oct. 30, 2018) — Derrick Harris, 52, and Channon Milner, 47, have been identified as the two homeless men who were critically injured Saturday night in a hit-and-run collision on 17th Street in downtown Los Angeles.
Now police are searching for the driver who fled the scene of the crash, near Naomi Avenue, KTLA News reports.
The crash took place about 10:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 27th.
A gray and tan, older-model Chevrolet Tahoe pickup truck struck two men who were at homeless encampments that were located along East 17th Street.
Police are investigating why the pickup truck apparently drove up onto the sidewalk before hitting the first victim and then the second. Prior to the collision, one of the men was working on a bicycle and the other fixing a crate.
The Los Angeles Police Department believes the collision may have been intentional.
Witnesses may contact local law enforcement and could be eligible for a $25,000 reward.
17th Street Hit-and-run Crash Investigation
Police are reviewing the evidence and any witness statements to determine fault. It’s unknown at this time what factors led to the crash. The investigation will also consist of looking at measurements of evidence left by the vehicles such as point of impact, final resting positions of the vehicles, skid marks, and gouge marks.
We offer our prayers to the injured men in hopes of a full recovery.
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