$50,000 Reward Offered in Deadly Boyle Heights Hit-and-Run

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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.


Authorities were searching for the vehicle pictures — a late model, red Honda van — in connection with a deadly hit-and-run in Boyle Heights. (Credit: LAPD)

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.