Authorities Seeking Hit-And-Run Motorist in Pedestrian Death in South LA

Hit and run concept. View on injured man on road in rear mirror of a car.

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) - A pedestrian who was killed in a hit-and-run in the south Los Angeles area over the weekend was identified Tuesday, and authorities continued their efforts to find the motorist.

Paramedics sent to Hoover and 74th streets about 4 a.m. Sunday pronounced the man dead at the scene, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The Los Angeles County coroner's office identified him on Tuesday morning as Ricardo Isai Cordova-Mejia, 39, of Los Angeles.

The hit-and-run vehicle was described only as a possible silver sedan.

"The vehicle carried the victim nearly a block to 75th Street where the victim came to rest," police said in a statement.

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

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the LAPD South Traffic Division at 213-713-9579, or 877-LAPD-247. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS, or use the website

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