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Thursday, October 12, 2006

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Detectives Looking for Witnesses of Fatal Traffic Accident

Los Angeles: Authorities are asking for the public's help in finding witnesses who saw a traffic collision that killed a North Hills man on October 11, 2006.

Francisco Rodriguez, 20, was struck by a white Ford F-150 pick-up truck as he was driving on Sepulveda Boulevard and Raymer Street officer Douglas Larkin said. The victim was taken to a local hospital where he died of his injuries.

According to investigators, the driver that struck and killed Rodriguez did stop and detectives need more leads to complete their investigation.

So far, no one has come forward with information and police are looking for witnesses who may have been near the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Raymer Street, which is south of Roscoe Boulevard, near the train over-crossing.

Anyone with information is asked to call Valley Traffic Division officer Douglas Larkin at 818-374-8391. On weekends and off-hours, call the toll free 24-hour hot line at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).