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Driver Sought in Hit-and-Run Crash That Killed Cyclist in South L.A.

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The public’s help was being sought Monday in identifying the driver involved in a hit-and-run collision that resulted in the death of a 22-year-old Los Angeles man.

The crash happened in the South Park area of South L.A. around 8:25 p.m. on Sunday, June 7 at the intersection of Slauson Avenue and San Pedro Place, according to a news release from the Los Angeles Police Department.

The victim, identified as Manuel Enrique Mendoza-Hernandez, was riding westbound along the sidewalk of Slauson Avenue when he rode off the sidewalk and into the path of a vehicle making a right turn from San Pedro Place onto Slauson Avenue, the release stated.

The victim was knocked to the pavement and then run over by the suspect’s vehicle. The driver fled without stopping to render aid, police said.

Mendoza-Hernandez was pronounced dead at the scene by paramedics with the Los Angeles Fire Department.

There was no suspect description and only a possible description of the vehicle as a Toyota Corolla.

Anyone with information about this collision was asked to contact Central Traffic Detectives, Detective Felix Padilla at 213-486-0753.  Tipsters may also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.

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