Police: Man Intentionally Struck in Deadly Hit and Run

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LOS ANGELES (KTLA) — Police are searching for the driver of an SUV involved in the death of a pedestrian they believe was intentionally hit.

crime-scene-graphic-picThe victim, a Hispanic man about 50-year-old, was standing in the street near the 600 block of San Julian Street when he was struck Tuesday about 4:45 p.m.

The suspect, described by witnesses as a 45 to 55-year-old male Hispanic, appeared to intentionally drive his SUV toward the victim at a high rate of speed.

The man was thrown about 60 feet when he was struck by the vehicle, according to police.

The driver never stopped and continued north on San Julian Street before turning right on 6th Street.

Police have not identified the suspect or a motive for the crime.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department.

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