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A 42-year-old man in a wheelchair was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Pacoima on Friday night.

It happened at 8:10 p.m. near the intersection of Terra Bella Street and Cayuga Avenue, according to Sgt. Randy Modrell with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Valley Traffic Division.

A dark-colored SUV was traveling eastbound on Terra Bella Street when it struck the victim, Modrell said.

The man was dragged an estimated 150 feet, according to police at the scene.

He was taken to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.

The driver never stopped.


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