Dramatic video shows fiery hit-and-run crash; driver still at large

Dramatic video released Tuesday shows a fiery North Hills hit-and-run crash that left a father dead on Father's Day over the weekend.

The Los Angeles Police Department is searching for a woman identified as Martitza Lara.

Police say she was behind the wheel of a white Lexus early Sunday when she ran a red light and struck another car, killing the driver, identified as 48-year-old Francisco Rivas, and leaving four passengers in her own vehicle in critical condition.

The crash was reported just before 6 a.m. in the area of Haskell Avenue and Parthenia Street.

A photo of Lara, as well as video of the crash, was released on Tuesday. The suspect is seen running away from the scene after the wreck.

Detectives found numerous open cans of beer in the crashed Lexus and say alcohol may have been a factor in the wreck. Investigators said speed was a factor in the crash.

Detectives say Lara frequents the Van Nuys, Panorama City and Langdon areas.



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