Photo of an 18-wheel truck that police believe was used in a fatal hit and run collision in Boyle Heights on Dec. 21, 2017. A $50,000 reward has been offered for information that could help solve the crime. Photo from the Los Angeles Police Department.
Photo of an 18-wheel truck that police believe was used in a fatal hit and run collision in Boyle Heights on Dec. 21, 2017. A $50,000 reward has been offered for information that could help solve the crime. Photo from the Los Angeles Police Department.

Police Tuesday released a photo of a big rig they believe was used in the Dec. 21 hit-and-run death of a 69-year-old woman in Boyle Heights.

A little after 9:50 p.m. on Dec. 21, Cynthia Szukala was standing outside her parked motor home in the 3700 block of Union Pacific Avenue when she was struck by an 18-wheel tractor trailer, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

Police said Szukala lived in the motorhome in the neighborhood and was looking for a lost cat when she was run over by the 18-wheeler, which kept going.

A close-up of the cab of a big-rig that police believe was used in a fatal hit and run collision in Boyle Heights, on Dec. 21, 2017. There is a $50,000 reward for information that could help solve the crime. Photo from the Los Angeles Police Department.

The driver of the tractor trailer fled the scene eastbound on Union Pacific Avenue, without identifying himself or rendering aid to Szukala, which is required by law.

A standing reward up to $50,000 has been offered by the city of Los Angeles for information that could help police solve the crime.

LAPD Central Traffic Division detectives asked anyone with information regarding the crash to call them at (213) 833-3713.

–City News Service

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