LANCASTER — Authorities have announced a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the motorist involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a Lancaster mother of four.
The March 19 collision, which occurred on Avenue L, near the intersection of 32nd Street West, resulted in the death of 34-year-old Simone Walker.
Walker was crossing northbound on Avenue L, around 7:43 p.m., when she was hit by a car that left the scene, sheriff’s officials said.
Walker was thrown several feet and suffered life-threatening injuries. She remained unresponsive and on life support in the days following the collision, and then she succumbed to her injuries less than a week later.
Sheriff’s officials have issued urgent pleas to the public for help in solving the case, but still have little leads. Devastated family members again pleaded for witnesses to come forward at a vigil held for Walker on March 26. (Read more here). Family members have also created a memorial website for Walker.
“Simone was a generous, loving free spirited daughter, sister and mother of 4 amazing children, Troy, 16, Noah, 13, and Jayda and Jaylin, twins age 9. A hit and run driver (who is still unidentified) in Lancaster, California came like a coward in the night and stole our most valuable bouquet,” the memorial page reads. (View it here.)
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday unanimously approved a motion by Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich to offer a $10,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the felony hit and run on March 19 that resulted in the death of Simone Walker on March 25.
Anyone with information on this incident should call 661-948-8466 and ask for Detective Politano or Detective Dailey of the Lancaster Station Traffic Detail.
If you wish to stay anonymous, call the CrimeStoppers tip line at 800-222-8477 or submit information to www.lacrimestoppers.org.
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