Man Struck and Killed in Sylmar Hit-and-Run Crash: LAPD

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A man was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver after getting out of his pickup, which was having mechanical issues, in Sylmar Monday morning, officials said.

Authorities investigate a fatal hit-and-run crash in Sylmar on Oct. 31, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Authorities investigate a fatal hit-and-run crash in Sylmar on Oct. 31, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

The driver then began walking south along Foothill Boulevard when he was fatally struck about 7 a.m. by another driver near the bike lane, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

Detective William Bustos said the vehicle possibly sustained significant front-end damage and the right side mirror is missing.

Investigators believe the vehicle involved is a 2011 to 2016 white Chevrolet Cruze.

Neighbors described the area as a speed trap where no speed limit signs are posted.

A man who identified himself as the victim’s nephew left flowers and candles at the scene of the crash. The victim has not been identified.