Driver arrested after returning to scene of fatal collision with pedestrian

A street in Winnetka at night.
An investigation is underway after police say a driver struck and killed a pedestrian Saturday in Winnetka.

A driver who fled after allegedly striking and killing a pedestrian Saturday in Winnetka was arrested when he returned to the scene later that same evening, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Gevorg Gevorgyan, 30, was arrested on suspicion of felony hit and run causing death, LAPD Officer Lizeth Lomeli confirmed, after he returned to the area of 7600 N. Winnetka Ave. The Los Angeles Fire Department reported the collision at 9:34 p.m. The pedestrian was declared dead at the scene.

Gevorgyan did not stop after the collision to provide help or call for help, according to the LAPD, but returned to the scene in his Toyota Venza and turned himself in to law enforcement.


The pedestrian was struck by a car traveling northbound on Winnetka Avenue, according to the LAPD. It’s unclear if he was walking in the road or crossing the street. The pedestrian was a man in his 40s, according to the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office, and his name has not been released pending notification of the family.

According to jail records, Gevorgyan is being held on $50,000 bail. Anyone with information about this collision can contact the Valley Traffic Division, at (818) 644-8115. Anonymous tips can be made with L.A. Regional Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS ([800] 222-8477) or go directly to