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Saturday, July 16, 2011

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Pedestrian Killed in Unmarked Crosswalk NR11324kr

Los Angeles:  A 52-year-old Canoga Park resident was killed late Friday night, while crossing the street.

On July 15, 2011, at about 11:15 p.m., a 52-year-old male Hispanic from Canoga Park was walking northbound from the southwest corner to the northwest corner of Jordan Avenue and Saticoy Street in an unmarked crosswalk. A vehicle described as a light colored sports utility vehicle (SUV) or white pick-up truck with a camper shell, was travelling westbound on Saticoy Street when it hit the victim and continued westbound. The driver failed to stop and render aid and identify themselves as required by law.

The victim was transported to a local hospital where he later died as a result of his injuries. His identity is being withheld until his family can be located and notified.

Anyone who with information about this incident is asked to call Valley Traffic Division Detectives, Officer Holly Fredo at 818-644-8037. 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 1-800-222-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 click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.