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$50,000 Reward Offered For Information On Fatal Hit-And-Run Crash

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Devon Miller / The Valley Post

A $50,000 reward is being offered for information on a hit-and-run crash in Sun Valley on Saturday where a driver ran a red light and caused a fatal collision.

The crash was reported at about 9:06 a.m. Saturday on the 8200 block of Coldwater Canyon Avenue, according to Margaret Stewart, spokesperson for the Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD).

“A high-speed collision left one person dead on scene,” Stewart said.

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) investigators say a Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck was traveling northbound on Coldwater Canyon when the driver ran a red light at the intersection with Roscoe Boulevard.

The pickup truck collided with the driver’s side of an older model Morris Minor, killing the driver identified as Harutiun Moukoian, 58, of Glendale, according to the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s office.

The driver of the Silverado abandoned the truck at the scene of the crash, according to the LAPD.

Another vehicle, a silver Hyundai Tiburon, was driving behind the pickup truck prior to the crash, accoridng to investigators.

After the collision, the suspect got into the Hyundai and fled the scene, LAPD officials said.

Both the driver of the Hyundai and Silverado left before identifying themselves or rendering aid to the victim, according to police.

The Hyundai was later found abandoned in the area with no sign of either occupants.

The hit-and-run suspect is described as a Hispanic male, 5’7” and weighing about 150 pounds. At the time of the crash, the driver was wearing a red sweatshirt and a black baseball cap with a red logo, according to investigators.

A reward of up to $50,000 is available to community members who provide information leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension, and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise, according to the LAPD.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Valley Traffic Division Detective Wade at 818-644-8036 or Detective Fuentes at 818-644-8021.

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Pedestrian Struck, Killed By Vehicle In Reseda Crash

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A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle in a Reseda crash Thursday evening.

The crash was reported at about 8:40 p.m. Thursday on the 7600 block of Reseda Boulevard, near the intersection of Saticoy Street, according to officials with the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).

Officers are investigating the circumstances surrounding the crash to determine the cause of the collision. 

The driver of the vehicle that struck the man stayed at the scene when police arrived and is cooperating with the investigation, according to the LAPD.

The identity of the victim has not been released pending the notification of next of kin by the Los Angeles County Medical-Examiner-Coroner’s Office. 

As of Friday morning, the crash remains under investigation. 

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One Killed In Newhall Crash On Sierra Highway

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One person was killed in a fiery Newhall crash on Sierra Highway Wednesday evening.

The crash in Newhall occurred just before 8 p.m. Wednesday on Sierra Highway near Clampitt Road, according to Supervisor Martin Rangel with the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Upon arrival, firefighters reported a traffic collision with fire, Rangel said.

Once the fire was extinguished, firefighters discovered one person inside the vehicle, according to Fire officials.

The one victim was declared dead on scene, according to Rangel.

No other injuries were reported in the incident, according to the dispatch supervisor. 

Traffic on Sierra Highway near the 14 Freeway is impacted as of 8:40 p.m. Wednesday.

The identity of the victim is unknown pending identification from the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner’s Office. 

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

Note: This is a breaking news story, more information will be added as it becomes available.

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Three Children Airlifted After Vehicle Crashes Into Preschool

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Three children were airlifted after a vehicle crashed into a Saugus preschool Monday evening. 

The crash was reported at about 4:40 p.m. Monday as a vehicle into a structure on the 28000 block of Seco Canyon Road, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department. 

La Petite Academy of Saugus is listed at the address of the incident, with witnesses on scene reporting a white SUV crashed into the front of the preschool.

Two helicopters were requested to airlift three pediatric patients, according to Fire officials.

Central Park was named the landing zone for the copters, which airlifted the three children to Northridge Hospital, according to the department. 

The children were all under the age of four, were flown to a hospital “as a precautionary measure,” and no major injuries were reported, according to officials with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The conditions of the children are unknown.

This is a breaking news story, more information will be added as it becomes available. 

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