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Fatal Pedestrian Incident at Atlantic and Olympic Boulevards in East Los Angeles

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East Los Angeles, CA (May 8, 2024) — In a fatal incident late on Tuesday night, a hit-and-run driver struck and killed a pedestrian in East Los Angeles. The crash took place at the junction of Atlantic Blvd and Olympic Blvd shortly before 11 p.m., with California Highway Patrol officials responding to the scene.

The suspect’s vehicle, a red Toyota Celica, was later found with damage at the Commerce Casino and Hotel, not far from where the accident happened. The perpetrator was eventually apprehended in the early hours of Wednesday morning in the Larchmont area after evading the police initially. The arrest was made at around 1:10 a.m., following evidence obtained from a video-recorded field sobriety test.

As of now, the identities of the deceased pedestrian and the arrested suspect are being withheld. Law enforcement is finalizing the charges as they continue with their investigation into the tragic event.

The incident has raised concerns regarding pedestrian safety and hit-and-run cases in the region. Efforts by local authorities to curb such incidents have been ongoing, and this latest occurrence underscores the continuing risk to pedestrians on the city’s streets. The CHP has urged witnesses or anyone with additional information to come forward to aid in their investigation, emphasizing the importance of community cooperation in resolving such cases.

Source: Local Accident Reports