LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on Tuesday extended a $20,000 reward for information leading to the motorist whose vehicle struck a 29-year-old man in Palmdale last year.
Terence “Terry” Redack was exercising less than a mile away from his Palmdale home during the evening of Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. He attempted to cross mid-block on Avenue R, east of 65th Street East, when he was struck by a vehicle.
The driver fled the scene, leaving Redack bleeding and unconscious in the street.
Another driver spotted Redack lying in the roadway and alerted authorities around 8:21 p.m., sheriff’s detectives said.
After receiving first aid at the scene, Redack was transported to the hospital in critical condition. Family members held vigil at his bedside in the days that followed, but he was pronounced brain-dead and then pulled off life support on Jan. 22, 2014.
A $20,000 reward for help finding the hit-and-run driver was due to expire Friday. It will now be available for at least the next 90 days.
Anyone with information on the case is asked to call sheriff’s Detective John Heald at (310) 855-8850, or the Palmdale Station Traffic Detail at (661) 272-2400. Callers can also provide information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477).
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