In a tragic incident in South LA, a hit-and-run driver struck and killed a bicyclist, prompting the Los Angeles Police Department to offer a $50,000 reward for any information leading to the apprehension of the responsible individual.
The fatal incident occurred on April 13, around 10:40 p.m., near the intersection of Main Street and 43rd Street. Inmer Samuel Cruz, a 23-year-old cyclist, was riding westbound across Main Street when he was struck by a silver sedan traveling southbound. The driver of the sedan then callously fled the scene, leaving Cruz in critical condition.
Authorities are seeking public assistance in identifying and locating the driver, described as being behind the wheel of a 2008-2013 Mercedes Benz C230 or C330. With the hope of bringing justice to Inmer Cruz and his grieving family, the LAPD is offering a substantial reward for any information that can lead to the arrest and conviction of the responsible party.
Inmer’s father, Leo Cruz, has made an emotional plea to the driver, urging them to come forward and do the right thing. While expressing that he holds no anger, Leo Cruz emphasizes the importance of taking responsibility for one’s actions and seeking justice for the loss of his son’s life. The family is devastated by the tragic loss and is making arrangements for a wake, scheduled for Sunday, to honor Inmer’s memory. Eventually, his body will be returned to his home country of El Salvador.
The hit-and-run incident has left the local community and authorities deeply concerned about the safety of cyclists and the need for accountability on the roads. As investigations continue, community members are encouraged to provide any relevant information to the authorities, helping to bring closure to Inmer Cruz’s family and prevent such tragedies from occurring in the future.
The $50,000 reward serves as an incentive for individuals to come forward with vital information that could lead to the identification and apprehension of the driver responsible for this senseless hit-and-run. The LAPD is committed to working tirelessly to solve this case and ensure that justice is served, sending a message that such reckless behavior will not be tolerated in the community.