Pedestrian killed in Encino hit-and-run

A map shows the approximate location of a fatal hit-and-run in Encino.
(Mapping L.A.)

Authorities were searching Monday for the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run in Encino.

The incident occurred at about 12:15 a.m. when a pedestrian was struck near the intersection of Ventura Boulevard and Gaviota Avenue, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The pedestrian, who has not been identified, was not in a crosswalk and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Officials said the driver fled the scene in what was described as a sport utility vehicle. The vehicle had a possible, partial license plate number of “6EW237,” police said.



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