$50K Reward Offered In Fatal Pacoima Hit And Run

PACOIMA (CBS) — A $50,000 reward was offered Wednesday for information leading to the hit-and-run driver whose vehicle fatally struck a Pacoima woman, injuring her child and two other children.

Maria Pena, 28, was fatally injured Feb. 11 about 2 p.m. on Mercer Street at or near Sproule Avenue, police said.

She and the children were crossing Mercer Street when they were struck by a gray, four-door pickup truck, police said. The driver was described only as an Hispanic man with spiked hair.

The reward is offered by the city. Anyone with information as to the name or whereabouts of the driver or the pickup was urged to call Valley Traffic Division Detective Bill Bustos at (818) 644-8021 or (213) 841-9060; or the tip line at (877) LAPD-24-7.

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