LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A $50,000 reward was offered Friday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver who hit and killed a 6-year-old girl before fleeing the scene in South LA.

KNX 1070’s Jon Baird reports.

kemberly arrue Reward Offered For Arrest Of Hit And Run Driver Who Killed Girl, 6

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“No family should have to see their child die in such a callous manner,” City Councilwoman Jan Perry said. “I join the family, the LAPD, and the entire neighborhood in working tirelessly to find the person or persons responsible for the death of Kemberly Arrue.”

The hit-and-run crash happened late Tuesday night in the 600 block of West 49th Street, west of Figueroa.

Witnesses told police Kemberly was following a ball into the street when she was struck. She was taken to a hospital, where she was pronounced dead.

Investigators are looking for a dark, older model sports-utility vehicle with tinted windows that has front-end damage and possibly damage to the left side-mirror, LAPD Detective Jimmy Render said.

Some tips have been called in reporting cars that match the description, but none of those leads have panned out, Render said.

Anyone with information about the case can call LAPD’s South Traffic Division at (213) 485-7336.

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Comments (6)
  1. puro pedo says:

    very sad!!!! RIP!!!!!

  2. ingrid Benitez says:

    very sad. the driver should come forward. please come forward and have a heart, sooner or later you are going to get caught

  3. Heidi Cortese says:

    Please let me know to whom or where I can contribute funds for Kemberley’s funeral. I also wish to give some funds to the family.
    God Bless this Dear Child.

  4. steve says:

    where can i send a donation for the funeral? this station sucks for contact information.

  5. mari says:

    to: Heidi and Steve..
    thank you! If you leave in los angeles area, you could come down and give it to them personally. I really don’t think they have an account open. Dads name is Luis Arrue. They leave in front of me. Also we would have a car wash sunday the 8th of May for donations. It would be on 49th place between hoover and figueroa.

  6. bugman says:

    I,m white and you are sick!!!!

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