A 43-year-old man driving a Chevrolet Camaro was killed Friday during a single-vehicle crash while possibly racing a driver in a Toyota Scion who is considered a hit-and-run suspect.
The crash occurred at 5:50 a.m. while the two cars were traveling at a high rate of speed northwest on San Vicente Boulevard, west of McCarthy Vista, near Beverly Hills, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Jason Lee Ross, who was driving the Camaro, lost control and hit a curb and “multiple fixed objects,” which caused him to be ejected from the car, police said. He died at the scene.
The Scion’s driver did not stop to render aid or identify himself or herself to law enforcement, as required by law.
A $25,000 reward is available to anyone providing information leading to the Scion driver’s identification and conviction.
Anyone with information about the suspect was encouraged to call the West Traffic Division detectives at 213-473-0234 or 213-473-0222. During non-business hours, tipsters can call 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Those wishing to report anonymously can call 1-800-222-TIPS.