Police: Volvo 740 Wagon Involved in Deadly Pacific Palisades Hit-and-Run

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In a case that left family members and elected officials asking for the public’s help and investigators grasping for clues, police announced Wednesday that they had determined the type of vehicle involved in a hit-and-run crash that killed a 23-year-old man in Pacific Palisades in December.


David Pregerson, 23, was struck by a hit-and-run driver and later died of his injuries. (Credit: DMV)

David Pregerson was in the roadway on Chautauqua Boulevard when a car collided with him at about 3 a.m. on Dec. 27, according to a press release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

The driver of the car continued southbound on Chautauqua Boulevard, and never stopped to help Pregerson, according to the release.

Pregerson was taken to UCLA Medical Center, where he died of his injures on Dec. 31.

The vehicle was determined to be a 1990 to 1992 Volvo 740 station wagon with damage to the left front area, the LAPD announced on Wednesday.

The car’s color was unknown but appeared to be light to medium, according to police.

Rewards totaling $100,000 have been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver involved in the crash that killed Pregerson.

A recent graduate of UCLA, David Pregerson was an aspiring film producer, according to the news release.

Anyone with information was asked to contact detectives at 213-473-0234, or to call the LAPD’s after-hours number at 877-527-3247 (877-LAPD-24-7).

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