LOS ANGELES – Authorities sought the public’s help Friday to find the hit-and-run motorist who fatally struck a pedestrian in the South Los Angeles area.
The 72-year-old man was hit about 11:50 p.m. Thursday at Western Avenue and 79th Street, and he died at a hospital, the Los Angeles Police Department reported. His name was not immediately released.
The man may have been hit by a motorcycle, according to the LAPD. No description of the hit-and-run vehicle was available.
A standing reward of up to $50,000 has been offered by the city of Los Angeles for information that helps solve a fatal hit and run.
Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the LAPD South Traffic Division at 323-421-2500, or 877-LAPD-247. Tipsters may also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS, or use the website lacrimestoppers.org.