LAPD patrol car runs over man lying in street, killing him

LAPD car runs over man lying in the street while responding to call of naked man running through neighborhood

A Los Angeles police car ran over a man who was lying in the street Sunday night, killing him, officials said.

Officers were responding to a call about a naked man running around the neighborhood of Adams Boulevard and Hillcrest Avenue about 10:20 p.m. when they ran over him, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

While driving to the location on eastbound Adams close to Buckingham Road, the officers' car collided with the pedestrian, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

KTLA-TV Channel 5 reported that the man was naked, although police could not immediately confirm that early Monday morning.

The man, who police said is in his late 50s or early 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene. His identity was not immediately available.

“We’re trying to figure out why he was laying down in the road," LAPD Officer Liliana Preciado said.

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