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Hit and Run Reward

LAPD is now offering a $50,000 reward for information about the driver in the fatal hit-and-run that killed a 58 year old man.

LAPD is now offering a $50,000 reward for anyone with information about the driver in the fatal hit-and-run that killed 58 year old Elias Aceves the night of March 10.

LAPD's South Traffic Division has been conducting the investigation for the past weeks, but have "exhausted" all their leads. Officials and the Aceves family hope the reward will incentivize those with knowledge to come forward about the person driving the black sedan that killed Aceves as he was crossing the street.

The tragic story reveals a larger problem afflicting Los Angeles: hit and runs have been on the rise when compared to last year, according to a report released by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck last week.

Many pedestrians feel nervous when crossing the street, afraid a car will speed through the intersection and hit them.

LAPD is attempting to combat the problem but suggest there is only so much they can do to prevent pedestrian accidents and hit-and-runs.

They suggest to be aware while crossing the street and for drivers to always be alert.

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