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10/12/2010, 8:35 a.m.

LOS ANGELES, Calif.--A hit-and-run motorist sought in a 1996 crash that killed three men in Los Angeles is featured on "America's Most Wanted's'' website page, police said.

On June 29, 1996, Jesus Lopez Gonzalez allegedly ran a red light on Main Street at Adams Boulevard in a 1989 Dodge Ram pickup about 2:10 a.m. and slammed into a 1996 Volkswagen GTI, killing Thomas Gibson, 23, Faustino Sanchez, 23, and Friedrich Allmendinger, 22, Los Angeles police Officer Bruce Borihanh said.

Gonzalez is Hispanic, in his mid 30s, 5 feet 6 inches to 5 feet 8 inches and about 160 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes.

"According to witness reports ... Gonzalez emerged from his truck, picked up his white cowboy hat off of the passenger seat and casually strolled away from the accident scene,'' Borihanh said.

Gonzalez, known for wearing a white cowboy hat, frequented Los Angeles, Baldwin Park, San Diego, and Sinaloa, Mexico.

After the hit-and-run, relatives brought a death certificate to the bail bondsman who got Gonzalez out of jail, saying that the man had been killed in Sinaloa, but authorities determined the certificate was a fake.

Gonzalez, who has a history of drug-related arrests, is also known as Martin Armenta Rochin, Miguel Rodriguez, Miguel Rochin, Jesus Armenta Gonzalez, Aaron Contreras, and Juan Lara Feliz.

Anyone with more information as to his whereabouts was urged to call (877) LAPD-24-7; or Crimestoppers, (800) 222-TIPS.