Bicyclist Killed in Hit-And-Run Crash in South L.A.; Motorist Sought
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (Sept. 30, 2022) — A fatal bicycle accident occurred Thursday night at 61st and Wall streets in South Los Angeles.
The deadly crash occurred about 11 p.m. on Sept. 29th, according to the Los Angeles Police Department and the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.
James Ledford, 72, was riding a bicycle suffered fatal injuries in the collision. He suffered major injuries and died at the crash scene.
The motorist was driving a white 1996 to 2022 GMC Savana or Chevrolet Express commercial panel van. The vehicle had a roof rack and a storage tube or box on its roof, police said.
Police believe the vehicle would have major front-end damage from hitting the cyclist.
The city of Los Angeles offers a reward of up to $50,000 for information that helps authorities solve a fatal hit and run.
Witnesses or anyone with information about the suspect, may call LAPD Central Traffic Division detectives at 213-833-3713, 877-LAPD-247, or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.
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SOURCE: LAPD; LA Coroner
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