$10K reward offered in fatal hit-and-run of Palmdale man

Terence Adam Redack, 29

Terence Adam Redack, 29

PALMDALE – Authorities have approved a $10,000 reward for information leading to the driver who struck a 29-year-old Palmdale man in January and left him bleeding and unconscious in the street.

Terence “Terry” Redack passed away three days after the hit-and-run collision, which occurred Sunday, Jan. 19 on East Avenue R, east of 65th Street E in Palmdale.

Terry was out exercising, less than a mile away from home, when he attempted to cross mid-block on Avenue R and was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.

Another driver spotted Terry lying bleeding and unconscious in the roadway, and the passerby alerted authorities around 8:21 p.m., sheriff’s detectives said.

About a week after the hit and run, family members erected a makeshift memorial at the crash site.

About a week after the hit and run, family members erected a makeshift memorial at the crash site.

After receiving first aid at the scene, Terry was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Family members held vigil at his bedside in the days that followed, but he was pronounced completely brain dead and then pulled off life support Wednesday, Jan. 22.

The Palmdale Sheriff’s Station is seeking assistance from the public with information that may aid in their investigation of this crime.

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday, March 18 unanimously approved a $10,000 reward for any information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of the person(s) responsible.

Anyone with information on this incident is urged to contact Detective John Heald at 661-272-2596 or the Palmdale Station Traffic Detail at 661-272-2400.

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  2 comments for “$10K reward offered in fatal hit-and-run of Palmdale man

  1. jackie
    March 19, 2014 at 9:18 pm

    I went to school with Terrence he was a cool dude I remeber going to his house just hanging out so sad to hear about what happened. God bless his family and close friends wish I would of known about this earlier I would of loved to go to his funeral god bless.

  2. perhaps
    March 18, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    perhaps the reward will help… IF someone saw something… of IF.. the suspect told someone..

    ya know what I hate about cases like this.. is that its very likely that the person kept going because of a MINOR problem he would have with authorities if he had stopped. expired registration… a misdemeanor warrant… or just the inconvenience of what they will have to go through because they hit someone… is enough to convince them to keep driving…The person could have stopped and provided aid.. and Terry “may” have lived.. but they felt their own needs were more important then Terry’s life… sad.

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