HAWTHORNE, Calif. – A 13-year-old boy died and a man was injured when they were struck by a vehicle in a Hawthorne intersection, authorities said Monday.
The crash occurred about 8:35 p.m. Sunday at El Segundo Boulevard and Truro Avenue, according to Hawthorne police Investigator A. Barlin.
“His father and sister were crossing the street when they were impacted by a driver, Michael did not survive. The family is overwhelmed and is grateful for any support, prayers are immensely appreciated,” said Eva Bermudez.
Michael Leon of Hawthorne died at the scene, the Los Angeles County coroner’s office reported. The man was taken by ambulance to a hospital with injuries not believed life-threatening. The driver remained at the scene, Barlin said.
The family has setup a GoFundMe to assist with burial and funeral costs. Donations can be made here.
Anyone who witnessed the crash or has information was asked to call Barlin at 310-349-2701.