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$50,000 Reward Offered in Fatal Hit-and-Run Crash

A $50,000 reward was offered Wednesday for information leading to the arrest of the driver in a hit-and-run crash that killed 22-year-old Manuel Enrique Mendoza-Hernandez in the South Park neighborhood of LA this month.

Around 8:30 p.m. on June 7, Mendoza-Hernandez was riding his bike on the sidewalk at the intersection of Slauson Avenue and San Pedro Place.

As he rode his bicycle onto the pavement, he went into the path of a car that was turning right from San Pedro Place onto Slauson Avenue. The car struck him.

The impact of the collision knocked him off his bicycle and onto the street, where he was then run over by the car, Los Angeles Police Department officials said in a statement.

The person driving the car did not stop to help, and fled the scene in the vehicle.

Mendoza-Hernandez pronounced him dead at the site of the crash.

No witnesses came forward immediately after the crash. Evidence suggests the driver may have been driving a Toyota Corolla, according to LAPD.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Detective Felix Padilla at 213-833-3713 or the Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at 213-833-3746.

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