Northridge Police Release Identity of Victim in Fatal Hit-and-Run Case [Northridge, CA]

Northridge, CA (APR 17, 2024): The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the public’s assistance in identifying the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run that claimed the life of a 31-year-old woman in Northridge.

The incident took place in the early hours of Monday at around 2:55 a.m., near the intersection of Tampa Avenue and Business Center Drive, when the woman, later identified as Kristen Long, was pushing a shopping cart on Tampa Avenue and Business Center Drive

The intersection of Tampa Avenue and Business Center Drive.
The intersection of Tampa Avenue and Business Center Drive. where a fatal hit-and-run accident claimed the life of a 31-year-old woman


The victim, identified as Kristen Long by the Los Angeles County Department of Medical Examiner, was pushing a shopping cart when she was struck from behind by the van. 

According to Detective Jonathan Otrosina, the van hit the victim from behind, causing significant front-end damage to the vehicle. The van then continued north on Tampa Avenue and turned east onto Nordhoff Street.

Paramedics arrived at the scene and pronounced the woman, later identified as Kristen Long, deceased. The LAPD is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information that leads to a conviction in the case.

Authorities urge anyone with details about the incident to contact Detective Otrosina at 818-644-8036 or Officer Santos at 818-644-8024. Calls outside business hours and on weekends can be directed to 877-LAPD-247, and anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or online at

Such tragic events serves as a grim reminder of the dangers on our roads and the importance of responsible driving. It is crucial that the public remains vigilant and reports any information that may help solve this case.

Our law firm extends our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of the victim who are mourning the loss of their loved one.

It’s important to have experienced wrongful death lawyers on your side when losing a loved one in a pedestrian accident. Call us at 1-888-965-3827 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week by phone, text, and online chat.

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A Map of the Intersection of Tampa Avenue and Business Center Drive where the incident took place

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Kevin Crockett is an award-winning personal injury lawyer who understands the impact an accident can have on someone’s life. That’s why he aggressively fights for each of his clients.

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