TARZANA (CBSLA.com) — A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the convictions of two hit-and-run drivers responsible for fatally injuring a 22-year-old man in Tarzana.

The reward was announced Friday morning by the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles City Council.

The fatal accident occurred about 2:15 a.m. on Dec. 2.

The victim, identified as Thomas Robert Price, was struck by the first car at the intersection of Reseda Boulevard at Bessemer Street. It was described as a 1997 or 1998 dark gray sport utility vehicle with a 4- to 5- inch lift kit.

A second car, described a compact passenger car, then ran over Price as he lay motionless on the roadway.

Both drivers sped away from the scene without stopping, providing identification or rendering aide, authorities said.

The victim’s mother April Price says the victim was studying to become a technician with the fire department.

“My son wanted to do something that made a difference in life .. that had meaning and purpose. He wanted to be there for someone at their worst possible time of their life when they needed somebody the most. And those are my son’s words from one of his own essays,” she said.

Anyone with more information about this case is asked to contact Valley Traffic Detective Russell at (818) 644-8028 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7 if calling after-hours. Anonymous tips can be made by dialing 1 (800) 222-TIPS.

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