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Friday, December 23, 2005

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Elderly Man Killed by Hit and Run Driver

Los Angeles: An elderly man was fatally struck in Mission Hills. On Wednesday, December 21, 2005, at approximately 12:15 AM, the victim, 83-year-old Hyun-Jong Jung of North Hills, was crossing Laurel Canyon Boulevard at Maclay Street when he was struck by a hit and run vehicle, which was traveling northbound on Laurel Canyon Boulevard.

The hit and run vehicle was described as a 2003-2005 Chevy Monte Carlo, 2-door, black in color. The driver of the Chevy failed to stop and sped away. Mr. Jung was transported to an area trauma center where he died as a result of blunt force head trauma and multiple fractures.

The driver was described as a male Hispanic with shaved head, 18-25 years of age. He is wanted for felony Hit and Run as well as Vehicular Manslaughter.

Valley Traffic Detectives are requesting any witnesses who may have knowledge of this collision to call Valley Traffic Investigators B. McClary or T. Wolfe at 818-756-8391. On weekends and during off-hours, call 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).