Police Thursday identified a “person of interest” wanted for questioning in the hit-and-run death of a pedestrian in the South Los Angeles area earlier this month.
Javier “Turtle” Garcia, 35, is wanted in connection with the fatal injury of Oswaldo Dominguez-Flores, 55, who was hit by a tow truck about 10 a.m. on Aug. 11 at Broadway and 54th Street, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
Dominguez-Flores was dragged about 180 feet before he was dislodged from the white “wrecker” tow truck, police said.
Garcia is Hispanic, 5 feet, 9 inches tall, weighs 215 pounds and has brown hair and eyes. He may still be working as a tow truck driver, police said.
Police circulated video of the crash, along with photos of Garcia, and urged anyone with information on the whereabouts of Garcia or the tow truck to call 213-833-3713; 877-LAPD-247; or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.