55-Year-Old Man Fatally Struck in Hit-and-Run Pedestrian Collision on Woodman Avenue

VAN NUYS, CA (February 8, 2023) – Friday night, Peter Escalante was killed in a hit-and-run pedestrian crash on Oxnard Street.

Police responded to the scene around 10:15 p.m., near the intersection of Oxnard Street and Woodman Avenue on February 3rd.

According to reports, Escalante was crossing the street when he was struck by a dark-colored westbound vehicle. Upon impact, the driver fled the scene without contacting authorities or rendering aid to the injured victim.

Medical personnel arrived and pronounced 55-year-old Escalante dead at the scene.

Emergency crews closed off the surrounding area for a brief time during cleanup and preliminary duties. Police later posted a reward of $50,000 to whoever can give information about the driver. Once available, further details will be provided.

No words can mend the broken hearts and sorrow felt during this delicate moment. Deepest condolences and sympathies are with the family and friends of Peter Escalante.

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