Authorities are investigating after a fatal hit-and-run crash Monday night in Wilmington involving a man reportedly lighting off fireworks in the road.
Officers with the Los Angeles Police Department responded to the scene, located at 710 N. Fries Avenue, near a Food 4 Less grocery store, at around 9:10 p.m. on reports of a vehicle hitting a pedestrian, police told KTLA.
The victim, a 36-year-old man, was allegedly in the road igniting fireworks when he was struck by a sport utility vehicle. The man was thrown a distance and landed partially under another vehicle exiting the shopping center parking lot, officials with the Los Angeles Fire Department said in a news release.
The unidentified man was declared dead at the scene.
Police confirmed overnight that the driver of the first vehicle did not stop to render aid and fled the scene. The driver was described only as a female Hispanic.
The vehicle was last seen traveling northbound on Fries Avenue from G Street.
The driver of the second vehicle did remain at the scene.
No other injuries were reported.