A $50,000 reward was offered on Tuesday for information leading to the identification and arrest of a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a 54-year-old pedestrian in Boyle Heights.
Edward Nix was crossing the street in a marked crosswalk near the intersection of East Olympic Boulevard and Orme Avenue (map) when he was struck by a van shortly before 6 p.m. on Feb.3, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.
The driver of the van never stopped to render aid or identify themselves, police said.
Nix was taken to a local hospital, but later died from his injuries, according to police.
Shortly after the crash, authorities released a photo of the suspected vehicle involved, which they described as a red, late-model Honda van. The vehicle hit Nix when it as traveling east on Olympic Boulevard, police said.
The driver was described as a female Hispanic.
The LAPD tweeted information about the reward Tuesday morning.
Anyone with information was urged to contact detectives with LAPD’s Central Traffic Division at 213-486-0753 or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.