Pedestrian Killed in Claremont Hit-and-Run; Driver Sought

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Authorities are searching for a driver who struck a pedestrian in Claremont and then left the victim to die in the street Wednesday morning.

The body was discovered about 2:30 a.m. by firefighters traveling in the 1600 block of North Towne Avenue near Foothill Boulevard, according to a spokesperson for the Claremont Police Department.

“We have no idea how long he had been in the street,” the spokesperson said.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

He was identified as James Victor Radzik, 50, of Rancho Cucamonga, according to the coroner’s office.

Investigators are searching for any witnesses or surveillance video that may provide details about what happened.

No vehicle or suspect description has been released.

No further details about the cause of the crash or the investigation were immediately available.

KTLA’s Nidia Becerra contributed to this story. 

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