Silver Lake hit-and-run victim dies; $50K reward announced in case

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018
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A $50,000 reward is being offered to find the driver in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Silver Lake.

SILVER LAKE, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A $50,000 reward is being offered to find the driver in a deadly hit-and-run crash in Silver Lake.

The victim, Edras Velasquez, was a passenger on a moped-type scooter.

He had been in a coma since the crash last week, but he died Monday night.

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The wreck happened at the intersection of Glendale Boulevard and Waverly Drive.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for the Velasquez family.

LAPD announced the $50,000 reward, which is being offered for information that leads to an arrest and conviction in this incident, which was changed from a felony hit-and-run traffic crash to a vehicular manslaughter case.

If you have any information about this case, you're urged to contact police.