A Hit-and-Run Driver Killed a 92-Year-Old Holocaust Survivor

A $50,000 reward was being offered for information leading to the arrest of the person responsible for a hit and run in North Hollywood that killed a 92-year-old Holocaust survivor.

The crash happened at Magnolia Boulevard and Wilkinson Avenue before dawn Monday, police said.

The hit-and-run driver was headed east on Magnolia Boulevard near Wilkinson when the driver hit Gennady Bolotsky, authorities said. The man was walking north on Wilkinson Avenue, inside a marked crosswalk, officials said.

Few other details were immediately available about the driver.

Anyone with information about the crash was asked to contact Valley Traffic Division Detectives, Officer Fredo at (818) 644-8029 or Officer Reyes at (818) 644-8032.

During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247). Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call the LA Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477) or go directly to www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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