LOS ANGELES – A 59-year-old bicyclist was fatally struck by a hit-and-run driver near the Baldwin Village area of Los Angeles, police said Thursday.
The bicyclist was crossing eastbound Crenshaw Boulevard south of Stocker Street around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday when a vehicle heading northbound on Crenshaw struck the victim, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The bicyclist was then hit by a second vehicle at a high rate of speed, police said.
The driver of the first vehicle remained at the scene and tried to help the bicyclist, while the driver of the second vehicle kept going, according to police. The second vehicle is described as a sedan.
Paramedics pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
The city is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest, and conviction of the suspect involved in the hit-and-run.
Anyone with information was urged to contact LAPD South Traffic Division Detective Ryan Moreno at 323-421-4500. During non-business hours or weekends, calls should be directed to the LAPD South Traffic Division watch commander at 323-421-2577. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.