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Police seek driver in fatal South L.A. hit-and-run

Hit and Run (vehicular)Crime, Law and JusticeCrimeLos Angeles Police Department

Police were looking Tuesday night for a driver who struck and killed a 19-year-old man and then fled the scene in South Los Angeles.

The hit-and-run incident was reported about 7 p.m. after a man in a dark newer-model Camaro was seen speeding and driving erratically near 105th Street and Wadsworth Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The driver struck the man, who was walking on the street, and then plowed into at least three cars, the LAPD said.

The driver took off running. Late Tuesday, officers had saturated the area and were searching for the suspect.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. No other details were immediately available.

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