Police have located a big rig driver who ran over a fallen bicyclist in Boyle Heights but did not stop to render aid, authorities said Sunday.
The name of the truck driver — who is said to be cooperating with police — has not been released.
The crash occurred about 9:30 p.m. Friday near Lorena and Eighth streets, according to Officer Rosario Cervantes of the LAPD’s Media Relations Section.
The 24-year-old bicyclist — identified as Jaime Ramirez of Maywood — was splitting lanes between the vehicles in the number 1 and number 2 lanes when he lost control, fell onto the street and was struck by the tires of a 40-foot box trailer in the number 2 lane, police said.
Ramirez was pronounced dead at the scene.
The crash was recorded on surveillance video and the truck was described as an all-white truck of unknown make and model, with a sleeper cab and white rims, police said.
The box trailer appeared to be white and a witness followed the truck and photographed the trailer’s license plate number, 4MY4587.
Anyone with information about the crash was asked to call the LAPD Central Traffic Division at 213-833-3713 or 877-LAPD-24-7 nights and weekends.
Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (8477).
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