*Time* – 0306 *Location* – Haskell & Stagg, Van Nuys *Handling Agencies* – LAPD VTD, LAFD
Around 0306, LAFD responded to reports of an auto vs pedestrian crash. Arriving units found a bicyclist who had been struck and killed. PER LAFD Radio traffic, Firefighters were unable to locate a vehicle, however found a male down the street from the incident who stated he had been in an accident and ran because he was scared. Firefighters stayed with the male until LAPD units arrived on scene. There is currently no vehicle at the scene. An LAPD air unit has been requested to assist in locating the suspect vehicle. It is not confirmed if the male who is being question was the driver in this fatal crash. Stagg is closed off between Haskell & Gloria. LAPD Valley Traffic is handling the incident.
UPDATE: AN OPG TOW OPERATOR SAW A VEHICLE WITH MAJOR FRONT END DAMAGE THAT WAS POSSIBLY RELATED TO THE FATAL HIT AND RUN ON HASKELL IN THE AREA OF VALJEAN & COHASSET. THE TOW DRIVER ATTEMPTED TO BLOCK THE VEHICLE IN. LAPD UNITS CONDUCTED A FELONY STOP ON THE VEHICLE. THE SUSPECT WAS TAKEN INTO CUSTODY. HE APPEARED AGITATED AND POSSIBLY UNDER THE INFLUENCE. THE SUSPECT IS BELIEVED TO BE INVOLVED IN THE FATAL CRASH