LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Officials Tuesday offered a $50,000 reward for information that would lead to the arrest of a hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a 57-year-old woman.
Around 8:20 p.m. on Feb. 27, Melva Evangelin Chapman, of Sun Valley, was struck by a vehicle while crossing Saticoy Street at Lemp Avenue in North Hollywood, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.READ MORE: Garcetti: 88,000 Vaccines To Be Given Out During The Week At City Sites
Paramedics pronounced Chapman dead at the scene.READ MORE: 'I Was Desperate': Prince Harry And Meghan's Bombshell Interview
A preliminary investigation revealed that Chapman wore dark clothing when she was stuck by the vehicle in an unmarked crosswalk. The driver sped away from the scene without stopping to provide aid.
Detectives described the suspect’s vehicle as a white 2005 to 2011 Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck that has damage to the front left portion of the vehicle.MORE NEWS: Woman, Child Found Dead Inside Rancho Cucamonga Home
Anyone with information regarding this incident is urged to contact the Valley Traffic Division at (818) 644-8000 or (818) 644-8021.