Authorities announced a $25,000 reward Wednesday for information that helps find the hit-and-run motorist who critically injured a celebrity photographer who was struck while crossing a street in Hollywood.
Corentin Villemeur, 34, was injured about 11:25 p.m. Nov. 6 as he was crossing Vine Street north of Hollywood Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The hit-and-run car was described as a silver 2002 four-door Acura, license number 5TBA759, police said. No description was released of the driver.
According to TMZ.com, YouTube star Lele Pons, a friend of Villemeur, witnessed the crash, which happened when the car went through a red light as the victim was in a crosswalk.
“Sources close to Lele tell us Corentin had just attended her performance with Latin singer Karol G at Avalon Hollywood,” TMZ reported. “She saw the accident happen as they were leaving the club.”
A GoFundMe page established to assist Villemeur had raised more than $166,000 of a $250,000 goal as of Wednesday morning.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call detectives at (213) 473-0234.
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