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News Release

Sunday, October 11, 2009

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49-Year-Old Man Killed By Hit and Run Driver NR09494rh

Los Angeles: The Los Angeles Police Department is asking for the public's help in identifying the driver of a vehicle that struck and killed a man who was crossing the street Sunday morning.

On October 11, 2009, at around 3:20 a.m., the 49-year-old victim was walking northbound on Broadway at 93rd Street.  The victim was hit by a white Kia traveling northbound on Broadway.  The driver of the car failed to stop and render aid as required by law.  There is currently no description of the suspect.

The victim died at scene from his injuries.  The identity of the victim is being withheld pending notification of family members.

Investigators have established a possible partial license plate number of "UR121."

Anyone with information about the incident is encouraged to contact South Traffic Division, Detective S. Smith at 323-290-6063.  During off-hours, calls may be directed to a 24-hour, toll-free number at1-877-LAPD-24-7 (527-3247).  Callers may also text "Crimes" with a cell phone or log on to and click on Web tips. When using a cell phone, all messages should begin with "LAPD."  Tipsters may remain anonymous.