Authorities Searching for Driver After Man Dies in South L.A. Hit-and-Run

Police were searching for the driver of a vehicle that fatally struck a man in South Los Angeles before fleeing the scene early Saturday morning.

Officials received a report of a person injured in the road on Broadway, near the intersection with 88th Street, around 2:30 a.m., according to Los Angeles Police Officer Jonathan Tom.

Responding officers located the man on the ground and called Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics, who declared him dead at the scene.

Officials have not yet identified the man but said he appeared to be in his 40s.

A man who witnessed the crash, who gave his name only as Demetrius, told KTLA the victim was walking while holding his bike when he was struck by the car.

"As soon as the light turned red, the car sped up, kept going and hit him," he said.

He described the vehicle as a black “Tahoe truck.”

Police were not yet releasing a description of the suspected vehicle.

No further details were immediately available.