$50K Reward Offered in Boyle Heights Hit-and-Run Case

On Monday Feb. 3 around 5:55 p.m., Edward Nix was crossing Olympic Boulevard at Orme Avenue to buy a cup of coffee when he was struck by a vehicle just four days before his birthday.

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    The city of Los Angeles hopes that a $50,000 reward brings new leads in the case of Edward Nix who was killed in a hit and run. Mekahlo Medina reports from Boyle Heights for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1, 2014. (Published Tuesday, Apr 1, 2014)

    A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the arrest of a hit-and-run driver who killed a 54-year-old man in Boyle Heights in early February.

    LAPD and City Councilman Jose Huizar announced the reward Monday.

    "Whoever did to this please come forward. We understand it might be an accident," The victim’s daughter Kunya Nix pleaded.

    On Monday Feb. 3 around 5:55 p.m., Edward Nix was crossing Olympic Boulevard at Orme Avenue to buy a cup of coffee when he was struck by a vehicle just four days before his birthday.

    "After the collision, the driver stopped briefly and maneuvered around Mr. Nix and continued eastbound on Olympic Boulevard,' Det. Felix Padilla said.

    The driver did not stop to render aid, however. Not stopping to render aid is a crime.

    Nix died at a local hospital as a result of his injuries.

    According to surveillance footage, the driver was in a burgundy colored vehicle – possibly a late model Honda Odyssey or CRV (pictured right.)

    The driver has been described as a Hispanic female.

    "I’m sure he would have compassion on the driver or whoever did this. However it would give my family a little bit of closure if the person just came forward," Kunya Nix said.

    Anyone with information is asked to call police.

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