Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Crossing Street in Vermont Square; Driver Sought

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Police are searching for a hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian in the Vermont Square neighborhood of Los Angeles early Wednesday morning.

The crash occurred about 1:30 a.m. as the victim was crossing Normandie Avenue near West 51st Street, Los Angeles Police Department Officer Elaine Morales said.

The victim, identified only as a man in his 40s, was struck by a dark-colored sedan traveling southbound on Normandie Avenue, LAPD said.

The man was not in a marked crosswalk when he was struck and was sent flying into two parked vehicles, LAPD Officer Clarence Perkins said.

He was located between the parked vehicles and pronounced dead at the scene, Morales said.

The driver fled the scene in an unknown vehicle.

Detectives are searching the area for surveillance video and witnesses.

Anyone with information was asked to contact LAPD detectives Pollard or Guzman at 323-421-2500.

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