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Monday, September 30, 2013

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Pedestrian Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver NR13438nv

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department, West Traffic Division Detectives are requesting the publics’ help in identifying the suspect responsible for the hit and run death of 22-year-old Keymontae Mackenzie.

On Friday, September 27, 2013, around 3 a.m., a motorist traveling eastbound on Santa Monica Boulevard just east of Highland Avenue, collided with the pedestrian who was apparently stepping off the curb/sidewalk when he was struck. The motorist continued eastbound on Santa Monica Boulevard, failing to stop and render aid or to identify himself. The impact of the collision caused the pedestrian to sustain life threatening injuries.  Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics responded and pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene.

Detectives’ investigation revealed the motorist was driving a light colored older model Ford, Thunderbird.

Anyone with additional information is urged to contact West Traffic Division Detective White at (213) 473-0234.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stopper at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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 www.LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.

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