Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-run Crash Vernon Avenue in Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES, California (June 26, 2017) — A male pedestrian was struck and killed Saturday night by a hit-and-run driver on Vernon Avenue, according to a report by the Los Angeles Police Department.
The crash took place about 10:30 p.m. on June 24. The driver of a light-colored sedan was traveling eastbound on Vernon Avenue when they drove through a red traffic light at Ascot Avenue and struck the pedestrian who was attempted to cross the street.
The driver in the vehicle sped off without stopping to help the victim. Paramedics with the Los Angeles Fire Department responded and transported the injured man to a hospital, but he later died of his injuries.
The LAPD Central Traffic detectives are heading up an investigation into the crash and liability. If you have any information on the suspect, please contact them at (213) 833-3713.
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