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The reward is now at $25,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the Canyon Country fatal hit-and-run of a 15-year-old girl.

The city of Santa Clarita is offering a $5,000 reward in exchange for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person responsible for the fatal hit-and-run of a 15-year-old girl. This reward is in addition to the $20,000 reward previously offered by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors for information regarding the hit-and-run suspect.

15-year old Desiree Lawson was crossing the street on Sierra Highway, south of Soledad Canyon Road in Canyon Country on December 26, 2016 when she was struck by a vehicle. Investigators have still been unable to locate the hit and run driver that left the scene of the accident. The driver fled the scene, without stopping to render aid, and has not come forth to authorities.

If you have information regarding the identity of the hit-and-run driver, please contact Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Detective Mark Cramer at (661)255-1121 ext. 5111.

Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800)222-8477 or text “TIPLA” plus your tip to 274637. Online: http://lacrimestoppers.org.

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  1. TRAVIS says:

    It probably wasn’t a resident to SCV which is why they cant find the person. Has anyone else noticed the increased crime rate from out of towners/people who don’t live here? Our lovely city hall and mayor are expanding our city to attract more revenue from people outside SCV. Back in the day our only big attraction was Magic Mtn. Even back then, Magic Mtn. wasn’t as crowded as it is now. Our town is out of control and flooded with outsiders and our poor Sheriffs dept. is overwhelmed with crime. So I’m asking our City Hall and Mayor right now. How do you justify building more and want more revenue over peoples safety. Mind you people that have lived here for decades. YOU CANT ITS CALLED GREED!!!!!!!!!!!!! 23 people have been killed in almost 3 years. That is un heard of for SCV but unfortunately its not going to stop if these idiots in power of what used to be a wonderful place to live keep building at such a reckless rate. For the people that say unless you’ve lived out here for 10 years or more you cant judge or have a voice. Our family has lived out here since 1958.

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