Tarzana: Police release surveillance footage amid search for driver in hit-and-run crash that killed woman on skateboard
The collision happened around 12:30 a.m. Tuesday on Tampa Avenue, just south of Oxnard Street, where the victim was struck by a silver four-door sedan, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The skateboarder was not in a marked crosswalk at the time, investigators said.
The driver of the Toyota Avalon, who did not stop to help the woman, fled while driving south on Tampa Avenue, the LAPD said.
The woman was pronounced dead at the scene of the accident. She was later identified as Paris Camille Banks, 32 years old.
The wanted vehicle is the 2013-2018 model with damage to the front of the vehicle, authorities said. He is seen crossing an intersection in footage released by police.
The video from another angle shows Banks on the skateboard just before it was hit
“Drivers are reminded that if they are involved in a collision, they must stop and stop as soon as it is safe to do so, notify emergency services and remain on the scene for identify, “the LAPD said in a statement. “The public are also reminded that as pedestrians, they should exercise caution when crossing streets by doing so in a safe manner, obeying traffic lights, crossing marked crosswalks and obeying the Highway Code.”
A permanent award of up to $ 50,000 has been offered by the City of Los Angeles for information that helps police solve a fatal hit-and-run.
Anyone with information about the accident is asked to call the LAPD Valley Traffic Division detectives at (818) 644-8036; (877) LAPD-247, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.
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