Police were asking for the public’s help Sunday after a pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run collision in the North Hills neighborhood of Los Angeles, authorities said.
The 44-year-old woman was crossing outside a marked crosswalk in the area of Roscoe Boulevard and Haskell Avenue at around midnight when a vehicle struck her and then took off, going west on Roscoe Boulevard, Los Angeles Police Department traffic division Det. Benyamin Sadeh said.
Investigators believe the vehicle is black and has damage to its front, but they had not yet identified the make and model Sunday morning.
Video from the scene showed Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics trying to resuscitate the woman that was lying in the middle of the roadway. She was eventually pronounced dead and her body was seen covered with a white sheet as police patrol cars swarmed the intersection.
Authorities have not identified the victim. No further details were immediately available.
A reward of up to $50,000 is being offered to community members who provide information leading to the driver’s identification, apprehension, and conviction, LAPD said.
Anyone with information was asked to call LAPD traffic division detectives at 818-644-8029. Those wishing to send in a tip anonymously can call L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.