Public Help Sought to Find Hit-and-Run Motorist in Pedestrian Fatality

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - Police today sought public help to find the hit-and-run motorist responsible for fatally injuring a man in the Manchester Square area of Los Angeles near Inglewood.

The man, in his 70s, was injured about 9:35 p.m. Thursday in a crosswalk at Manchester and Van Ness avenues and died at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. His name was withheld, pending notification of his relatives.

``A vehicle traveling east on Manchester Avenue turned left onto northbound Van Ness Avenue and collided with the victim,'' police said in a statement.

The truck was described only as a dark vehicle with tinted windows. No description was available of the driver.

A standing reward of up to $50,000 has been offered by the Los Angeles City Council for information that helps authorities solve a fatal hit-and-run.

Anyone with information on the case was urged is call LAPD South Traffic Division detectives at 323-421-2500; the watch commander at 323-421-2570; 877-LAPD-247; or Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS.

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