Ronal Villatoro Dead in Hit-and-Run on 88th Place in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, CA (March 1, 2021) — A pedestrian was killed in a hit-and-run on 88th Place at Main Street Wednesday afternoon.
The victim has been identified by his brother as Ronal Merdio Villatoro. He was walking to a mechanic’s shop to pick up his truck at the time of the accident.
According to the police, the crash happened around noon in the Broadway-Manchester neighborhood. Traveling at a high speed, a westbound truck ran a red light on 88th Place and struck a northbound Toyota Camry. The Camry drove northbound on Main Street when the truck hit it.
As a result of the impact, the truck struck a pedestrian in a marked crosswalk, killing the person. At this time, the person’s identity, age and residence have not been released.
The three men inside the truck ran from the scene, leaving Villatoro to die from his wounds, according to police. LAPD has released photos of the three men identified as suspects.
A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family cover expenses.
If anyone has information on the three suspects involved in this car accident, please call the South Traffic Division team at 323-421-2500. Authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the suspects.
We would like to express our heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Ronal Merdio Villatoro.
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