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Driver Killed in Hit-and-Run in South L.A.; 2nd Driver Sought After Fleeing on Foot: LAPD

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The search continued Wednesday for a hit-and-run driver who left the scene of a crash that left one man dead the previous evening in South Los Angeles, authorities said.

A Volkswagen Beetle and Dodge Magnum were towed after a fatal hit-and-run crash in South Los Angeles on April 12, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

A Volkswagen Beetle and Dodge Magnum were towed after a fatal hit-and-run crash in South Los Angeles on April 12, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)


The two-vehicle collision happened shortly after 11 p.m. in the Broadway-Manchester neighborhood, where a 1970 Volkswagen Beetle was traveling westbound on Imperial Highway, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department.

The driver was attempting to turn left onto Main Street when his car collided with a 2006 Dodge Magnum, which had been headed eastbound on Imperial, the news release said.

The driver of the Magnum violated a section of the California vehicle code by fleeing the scene without identifying himself or aiding the other driver, who was injured, police said.

The occupant of the Beetle, identified as 40-year-old Michael Bryon, was transported by firefighter-paramedics to a hospital, according to the LAPD statement. He later died.

The Magnum was impounded as the search for the second driver got underway. No description of that person was immediately available.

As part of the city’s Hit-and-Run Reward Program Trust Fund, the news release said, a reward of up to $50,000 is available to members of the public who provide information “leading to the offender’s identification, apprehension and conviction or resolution through a civil compromise.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Detective S. Swift of the LAPD’s South Traffic Division at 323-421-2500, or 877-527-3247 during non-business hours. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.