Police Seek Driver of Big Rig That Struck, Killed Man in Downtown LA

A logo on the tractor's door read "Chago," the name of the trucking company.

Police investigating a Feb. 23 hit-and-run collision that killed a pedestrian in downtown Los Angeles released video of the involved big rig Monday in the hope that someone will help them identify the driver.

Victor Leonard Hernandez-Perez, 27, of Los Angeles, died at the scene of the collision, which occurred about 11:15 p.m. near the intersection of Olympic Boulevard and Central Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The big rig, which continued south on Central Avenue after striking the victim, was "an 18-wheel commercial truck, consisting of a dark-colored tractor unit and a white detachable semi-trailer," according to a police statement. A logo on the tractor's right door read "Chago," the name of the trucking company, and the same logo may be on the driver's-side door, police said.

Anyone with information about the truck or its driver was urged to call police at 213-833-3713 or 424-363-5227 to speak with Officer Zelaya. Tipsters could be eligible for a reward of up to $50,000.

After-hours or on weekends, calls should be made to the watch commander of the LAPD's Central Station at 213-846-8486 or to 877-LAPD-24-7.

Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS.

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