Person of Interest Sought in Deadly Hit-and-Run

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Police released a photo Thursday of a person of interest sought in the hit-and-run crash that killed 19-year-old Jerry Arredondo Jr.


Photo released of unidentified person of interest in a fatal hit-and-run crash in South L.A. (Credit: Los Angeles Police)

The crash happened around 7:20 p.m. on Tuesday near the intersection of 105th Street and Wadsworth Avenue (map), according to Sgt. Hendley Hawkins of the Los Angeles Police Department.

On Thursday, detectives released a photo of a person-of-interest in the case.

Arredondo was getting out of a car when he was hit by a rented vehicle, which was traveling around 80 to 100 miles per hour, according to Hawkins.

The vehicle struck Arredondo with such force that it threw him in the air and into a tree, Hawkins said.

Seven parked cars were also hit by the driver, according to Hawkins.

A woman who was sitting in a parked car that was struck by the vehicle sustained minor injuries. She was not taken to a hospital.

The driver, who left the car behind, fled the scene in a silver BMW 5-Series, according to Hawkins.

Anyone who may have information regarding this person of interest or the crash was asked to contact South Traffic Detectives Brady or Render at 323-421-2570.