Police on Saturday were trying to locate the driver of a white van who fled the scene of a traffic accident that killed an off-duty Los Angeles police officer and slightly injured 13 RTD bus passengers in Sun Valley.
The van pulled in front of a pick-up truck driven by Officer James Oyler, 35, on San Fernando Road about 5 p.m. Friday, forcing Oyler to swerve abruptly into the southbound lane, where his truck hit the oncoming bus.
Oyler, a 13-year LAPD veteran assigned to the North Hollywood Division, was pronounced dead at the scene. He is survived by his wife and three children from a previous marriage.
The van driver did not stop after the accident, and police are seeking him for questioning, Sgt. George Ulrich said Saturday. He said witnesses described the van as a white Chevrolet, several years old.