LAPD Seek Driver in Fatal Hit-and-Run

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BOYLE HEIGHTS (CNS) -  Police today sought the public's help to identify the driver in a hit-and-run collision that left a man dead in Boyle Heights.

The man was walking eastbound across South Indiana Street at Dennison Street near Salazar Park about 8 p.m. Tuesday when he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene westbound on Olympic Boulevard following the collision, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics were called to the scene, where they pronounced the man dead. His name was withheld pending notification of his next of kin.

The suspect vehicle was described as a dark-colored 1997 to 2001 Jeep Cherokee with black rims, according to the LAPD. Police also said the car should have extensive damage to its front end, including a broken driver's side headlight.

Anyone with information on the collision was asked to contact LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at 213-833-3713. Calls made during non- business hours or on weekends can be directed to 877-527-3247.

Anonymous tips can be called in to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or submitted online at

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