Man Suspected of DUI in East Hollywood Crash That Left Pedestrian Dead

Police investigate a fatal crash in East Hollywood on Dec. 31, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Police investigate a fatal crash in East Hollywood on Dec. 31, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

A man involved in an early morning crash that killed a pedestrian in East Hollywood has been arrested on suspicion of DUI, authorities said Monday.

The deadly incident occurred about 2:28 a.m. on Vermont Avenue just South of Santa Monica Boulevard, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department stated in a news release.

The unidentified victim, described only as a Hispanic man in his 30s, was struck by a 2017 Lexus RX350 that was traveling northbound on Vermont Avenue.

He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Investigators believe the driver of the Lexus, identified as Gankuyag Nyamdorj, was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash, the Sheriff’s Department stated.

Nyamdorj was arrested on suspicion of gross vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

Anyone with further information was asked to contact the Los Angeles Police Department at 213-833-3713. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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