13-year-old Boy Killed in Hit-And-Run Crash in South LA; Motorist Sought

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A 13-year-old boy who was critically injured when the SUV in which he was riding with his mother and two siblings collided with a car in South Los Angeles has died at a hospital, and police Tuesday sought the public's help to find the hit-and-run motorist involved in the crash.

The crash was reported about 8 a.m. Monday at Main Street and 111th Place, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

"The investigation revealed that a silver four-door sedan was traveling southbound on Main Street at a high rate of speed when it collided into the victim vehicle," according to an LAPD statement.

"The collision caused the victim vehicle to travel off the curb and collide with a parked vehicle," police said. "The victim vehicle was occupied by a 35-year-old mother with her three children: an 18-month-old boy, a 13-year- old boy, and a 16-year-old girl."

The 13-year-old boy died at a hospital, police said. His name was not immediately released. The woman and the other children were hospitalized in critical condition, police said.

"The suspect's vehicle continued, collided into two other parked vehicles, and burst into flames," police said.

The motorist, described only as a man, got out and ran off, police said.

"Due to the severity of the crash, it is believed the suspect sustained serious injuries and may seek medical aid at a local medical facility," police said.

Anyone with any information on the case was urged to call Officer Gerald Chavarria of the South Traffic Division at 323-421-2500. Tipsters may also call 877-LAPD-247, or Crime Stoppers 800-222-TIPS. They also may use the website www.lacrimestoppers.org.

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