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Los Angeles:  The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is requesting the public’s help to identify and locate a suspect responsible for a hit-and-run traffic incident that killed a 59-year-old male pedestrian.

Just after 3 a.m. this morning, a pedestrian was crossing mid-block Alameda Street, south of 8th Street when he was struck by a vehicle heading northbound on Alameda Street.  The driver continued driving north on Alameda Street, failing to stop and identify herself or provide aid to the injured victims.  The victim died as a result of his injuries from the collision and was pronounced dead at scene.  The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of his family members.    

The hit-and-run vehicle is described as a dark colored, possible Nissan sedan. It may also have collision damage to the front of the vehicle.

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to contact Central Traffic Division Detective Jose De Leon at 213-972-1845.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.” Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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