LOS ANGELES – Los Angeles police are asking for the public’s help to track down an SUV driver who struck and killed a motorcyclist in South Los Angeles.
Marcos Morales, 30, of Lancaster suffered multiple traumatic injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, according to coroner’s Assistant Chief Ed Winter.
The fatal collision occurred around 4:50 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, on Harvard Boulevard and Florence Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
A motorist in an SUV traveling north on Harvard Boulevard pulled in front of Morales’ motorcycle, which was headed east on Florence Avenue, according to the LAPD.
“That action caused the motorcyclist to lose control of his motorcycle and collide with the roadway. The driver of the vehicle stopped briefly at the scene, but then left without identifying himself or rendering aid to the victim, as required by law,” LAPD officials said in a news release.
“The suspect that left the scene is described as a male Black in his late 40s to early 50s. The vehicle he was driving is described as a silver or white Jeep Liberty with a partial plate of 6TJ,” LAPD officials said in the news release.
Anyone with information that could help identify the driver is urged to call the LAPD’s South Traffic Division at 323-421-2500. After-hours calls can be directed to (877) LAPD-24-7 or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS. All tips can be made anonymously.