Esdras Velasquez, a moped passenger, has been identified by authorities as the victim of an accident that occurred in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Silverlake. The accident occurred before 9:00 p.m. on September 11 near the intersection of Waverly Drive and Glendale Boulevard. The moped was reportedly rear-ended by a gray 2019 BMW 5 driven by a large male in his thirties. The car briefly stopped and then left the scene, authorities say, adding that a woman was also reported to have been in the vehicle. First responders took Mr. Velasquez to an area hospital where he went into a coma, dying the following Monday. He was 34.

The deadly collision is being investigated by the LAPD, which is seeking out witnesses to the tragedy.

We extend our deepest condolences to the friends and family of the victim during this difficult time.

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