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74-Year-Old John Draper Died in Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Crenshaw Boulevard

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 6, 2021) – Friday evening, 74-year-old John Draper was killed in a fatal hit-and-run pedestrian crash on Crenshaw Boulevard.

Police arrived at the deadly scene around 9:39 p.m. on March 25. According to reports, Draper was crossing Crenshaw Boulevard at Hyde Park Boulevard when he was hit by a gray Ford F-150 pickup truck driving at high speed.

First responders found Hernandez in critical condition. Unfortunately, due to the severity of his injuries, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

However, the driver involved in the hit-and-run continued north on Crenshaw Boulevard and fled the scene. Furthermore, the city has a $50,000 standing reward for proof or evidence leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the hit-and-run suspect.

At this time, an active investigation remains ongoing. Once available, more information will be released.

Additionally, officials urged anyone with details about the crash to contact 877-LAPD-247.


The attorneys at Sweet James would like to extend their sincere sympathies to the family and friends of John Draper during this time.


If you have lost a loved one in a similar pedestrian accident, reach out to the experienced litigators at Sweet James. With over 20 years of combined experience in the legal field, they know what it takes to win your case. Their legal team has dealt with a variety of cases including auto accidents, personal injury, and wrongful death. Focus on grieving your loved one, and they will take care of the rest.

Call them for a free consultation at (800) 975-3435. You can also contact them 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week by email, online chat, and text message. For more information about your accident, click here to request a police report.

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