By Edwin Folven, 7/19/2012
A 44-year-old Los Angeles resident has been arrested for vehicular manslaughter for a hit and run collision that killed a man in Koreatown on July 14.
The suspect, identified as Hari Robert Andujar, turned himself in to police around 10:40 p.m. on July 15. Investigators with the Los Angeles Police Department’s West Traffic Division are in the process of filing charges of vehicular manslaughter with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
The collision occurred around 11:20 p.m. near the intersection of Norton Avenue and Olympic Boulevard. Witnesses reported seeing a man lying in the roadway, and paramedics transported the victim to the hospital where he was pronounced dead. The victim was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle driven by Andujar that was traveling eastbound on Olympic Boulevard. Andujar allegedly continued eastbound without stopping to render aid, which is required by law. Det. Banks, with the LAPD’s West Traffic Division, said the investigation was still ongoing. It was unknown whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision.
The victim was a Caucasian man in his early 40s, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, but has not been identified pending the notification of next of kin.
Anyone with information is urged to contact (213)473-0234.