A Sherman Oaks man was arrested in connection with a hit-and-run crash that killed one man, authorities said Saturday.
Kenneth Korevaar, 60, was booked into the Van Nuys jail just before 4 a.m., according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s inmate records. He was held in lieu of $50,000 bail. Korevaar was booked on suspicion of felony hit and run, police said. Driving under the influence was believed to be a factor in the crash, they added.
The hit-and-run was reported at 9:45 p.m. Friday near the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Wyandotte Street, said Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department’s Media Relations Section.
A witness to the crash followed Korevaar in his white 2016 Chevy Cruze and he was arrested after crashing into several parked cars several blocks north of the fatal crash, police said.
ABC7 said the victim was not in a crosswalk at the time of the crash. The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, Madison said. His age was not disclosed.
“The person was hit by the car and knocked to the roadway,” LAPD Sgt. David Delgado told ABC7 of the victim. “It appears maybe a second vehicle may have hit the person after they hit the ground.”
A press release issued following the incident gave no indication that a second vehicle was involved.