LAPD asks for community help to locate family of man killed in hit-and-run

Authorities have released the name and photograph of an elderly man struck and killed in a hit-and-run crash on Jan. 10 hoping the community can help locate the victim's family.

The Los Angeles Police Department's Central Traffic Division says 78-year-old LA resident Louis Jude Otero was struck by a commercial charter bus at the intersection of Flower Street and 23rd Street shortly after 5:00 p.m.

A witness tried getting the attention of the bus driver to no avail as the vehicle dragged the victim for some distance before getting on an onramp to the 110 freeway, according to police.

Authorities say Otero was eventually dislodged from underneath the bus but was pronounced dead at the scene.

Detectives identified the tour company associated with the bus along with the driver involved in the crash. LAPD says the tour bus company is cooperating with investigators and detectives plan on interviewing the driver.

Anyone with information regarding this case is asked to call LAPD Central Traffic Division detectives at 213-833-3713 or Detective Moses Castillo at 213-486-0752.