(L.A.) James Zandstra, 29, Died in an Alley
Case Number: 2023-12873
Los Angeles County is reporting the death of a 29-year-old White/Caucasian male that occurred in an alley.
The coroner’s office has identified the man as James Zandstra.
Manner of Death: Accident
Cause of Death: Blunt Trauma
RIP JAMES ZANDSTRA (August 5, 1994 – September 24, 2023)
Formal pronouncement of death was made on Sunday at 1:28 a.m.
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A pedestrian was struck and killed during an apparent street race early Sunday morning.
LAPD officers responded to the intersection of La Brea Avenue and Sunset Boulevard at around 1:24 a.m. on calls of a victim being hit by a car.
Responding officers found the pedestrian, an unidentified man, on the road.
LAFD paramedics who arrived a short time later declared the man dead at the scene.
A newer blue Chevrolet Corvette – believed to be a 2022 or 2023 model – was possibly racing a white sedan southbound on La Brea when it hit the pedestrian, witnesses told police.
The driver of the Corvette fled the scene in an unknown direction and did not stop to identify themselves or render aid to the victim.
OTHER L.A. COUNTY DEATHS ON 9/24
BRETT MALCONSEN, 60 @ Private Residence 3:13 NOAH MAESTAS, 29 @ Private residence 5:00 JAMES LAPIERRE, 57 @ Residence 8:13 STANDFORD SMITH, 74 @ Vehicle 8:43 SALVADOR SEVILLA, 40 @ Residence 10:31 EDGAR SANCHEZ, 32 @ Residence 11:24 ANDRANIK KHANZADYAN, 39 @ Residence 14:43 AARON KOHLER, 49 @ Residence 15:23 RAFAEL CARDOZA, 68 @ Residence 19:05
We expect 32 deaths to eventually be made public by the medical examiner for this day.