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News Release

Thursday, February 10, 2005

Media Relations

Pedestrian Killed by Hit and Run Vehicle


Los Angeles: On Thursday, February 10, 2005, at about 4:25 p.m., a fatal hit and run traffic collision occurred at the intersection of Portland Avenue and Adams Boulevard.

A 38 year-old Hispanic man was crossing Portland Avenue within the marked crosswalk, when he was struck by a vehicle traveling westbound on Adams Boulevard. Witnesses said the vehicle, described as a black GMC Yukon or Denali, did not stop at the scene of the collision.

Los Angeles Fire Department Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The victim was a graduate student at the University of Southern California. His name is being withheld pending notification to his family.

Please contact South Traffic Detectives if you have any information that could assist in locating the hit and run suspect at 323-290-6063. On weekends and during off-hours, please call the Detective Information Desk's 24-hour toll-free number at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).

This news release was prepared by the Los Angeles Police Department's Media Relations Section at 213-485-3586.