LOS ANGELES – A vehicle hit a man who was walking in the downtown Los Angeles area Thursday, leaving the pedestrian and the motorist dead, authorities said.
The collision occurred about 1:25 a.m. on Sixth Street west of Alameda Street, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
“A 25-year-old male pedestrian was walking westbound on the sidewalk of 6th Street when a vehicle traveling westbound collided with him,” police said in a statement “The vehicle continued in a westbound direction and collided with a building.”
Paramedics took the motorist and the pedestrian to a hospital, where both died, the LAPD reported. Their names were withheld, pending notification of their relatives.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call Detective D. Ramirez of the LAPD Central Traffic Division at 213-833-3713 or e-mail him at [email protected]. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS, or use the website lacrimestoppers.org.