SCV News | $20K Reward Offered for Information on Hit-and-Run Death of 15 Year Old
The Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station, Supervisor Kathryn Barger, and Santa Clarita City Mayor Cameron Smyth held a press conference to present a $20,000 reward for information that could lead to the arrest and conviction of the hit-and-run driver responsible for the death of 15-year-old victim Desiree Lawson.
Traffic investigators believe Desiree was run over and killed, by an unknown vehicle, as she crossed the northbound lanes in the 27500 block of Sierra Highway in Canyon Country. The suspect vehicle then fled the location.
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Santa Clarita Valley station announced at a press conference today, a motion by Supervisor Kathryn Barger, unanimously approved by the Board of Supervisors, establishing a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of a suspect or suspects responsible for the death of a 15 year-old girl.
“With this reward, I hope to encourage the public’s participation in offering detectives any tips or leads that may help them find the suspect responsible for this crime,” said Supervisor Kathryn Barger. “I encourage anyone with information to contact Detective Mark Cramer at Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station at (661) 255-1121.”
On December 26, 2016 at approximately 8:40 p.m., Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputies responded to the scene where a 15-year-old girl was struck and killed by a motorist. The incident occurred on Sierra Highway, South of Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country. The 15-year-old minor was crossing the street when she was struck. The driver of the vehicle fled the scene.
The vehicle has been described as being gold, tan, or dark in color with a lowered front end. There may be possible damage to the hood or front end of the vehicle.(c) 2017 SCVTV