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South Los Angeles Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Figueroa Street 89th Street

South Los Angeles Fatal Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Figueroa Street 89th Street

Los Angeles hit-and-run Figueroa 89th

Man, 59, Killed in South Los Angeles Hit-and-Run at Figueroa and 89th Streets

SOUTH LOS ANGELES, CA (July 19, 2021) – A hit-and-run crash killed a pedestrian at Figueroa Street and 89th Street in South Los Angeles.

According to the KTLA News and NBC Los Angeles, the tragic accident took place on Sunday morning. Officers reported the collision at around 8:25 a.m.

The incident happened on July 18 when at least three cars were street racing in the Vermont Vista neighborhood of South Los Angeles.

Police said the speeding vehicles were traveling south on Figueroa Street at the intersection with 89th Street. At the same time, a male pedestrian was walking eastbound in an unmarked crosswalk.

Pedestrian Hit by Street Racer

One of the cars involved, a 2021 dark gray Kia k5, then struck the 59-year-old man in the roadway. Firefighters along with the paramedics arrived and found him left lying on the ground.

The victim sustained sever injuries as a result of the crash. Medical personnel rushed him to the Harbor UCLA Medical Center where he died.

The name of the deceased man has not been yet released pending notification of next of kin. Meanwhile, police affirmed that the driver of the Kia did not stop to render aid and fled the area.

The other two motorists involved in the speed contest also continued driving and took off. The fatal South Los Angeles hit-and-run crash is still under investigation.

Anyone with any information can call the at 323-421-2500.

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