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5-year-old boy dies after hit-and-run crash in South L.A.

A 5-year-old boy died in a hit-and-run crash in Florence Tuesday night, authorities said.

A 5-year-old boy was struck and killed Tuesday by an SUV in a hit-and-run crash in South Los Angeles, police said.

The incident occurred about 5:15 p.m. near 82nd Street and Towne Avenue in the Florence neighborhood, according to LAPD spokesman Officer Sal Ramirez.

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The boy was taken to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His identity was not released pending notification of family.

The SUV, described as a faded, dark Chevrolet Suburban from the mid-1990s, fled the scene.

Police said the vehicle has tinted windows and probably has visible damage from the crash.

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