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Pedestrian killed in hit-and-run incident in Lancaster

Authorities are searching for the driver of a van involved in a fatal hit-and-run incident Saturday night in Lancaster, officials said.

A pedestrian was struck and killed as he crossed East Avenue I, near the intersection of 28th Street East, about 9 p.m., according to Lt. Joseph Fender of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

The driver of the van was headed east on the same road when he struck the victim and then fled the scene, Fender said.

The pedestrian, described as an elderly man, was taken to Antelope Valley Hospital, where he died of his injuries, Fender said. The victim’s name and age have not been released.

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Witness reports described the vehicle as a gold or burgundy GMC van that resembled an Astro, authorities said. The van appears to have front-end damage and may have a broken passenger-side headlight.

Anyone with information about the hit-and-run is asked to call Det. Ryan Bodily at the Lancaster Sheriff’s Station at (661) 948-8466.


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