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LAPD: Man Killed in Hit-and-Run on Lankershim Blvd.

Police are searching for a black Ford Ranger or GMC SUV with a flat right rear tire.

Update 5:45 p.m.

A man in his 70s was fatally injured as he was struck by a hit-and-run driver as he walked on a North Hollywood street early Sunday morning, a police lieutenant said.

The collision was in the 8100 block of Lankershim Boulevard, just south of Roscoe Boulevard, and was reported at 5:06 a.m., said Los Angeles police Lt. Orlando Moreno, watch commander at Valley Traffic Division.

"The victim's belongings, including his hat and glasses and other items, were scattered in the street," Moreno said. "But right now we can't say for sure whether the victim was crossing the street or walking along Lankershim when he was hit."

The man was transported to Providence Holy Cross Medical Center in Mission Hills, where he later died, Moreno said. His name was withheld pending notification of next of kin,

The hit-and-run driver's vehicle was described as black Ford Ranger or GMC SUV with a flat right rear tire, Moreno said.

"We did an intensive search of the area around the accident site but could not locate the vehicle," Moreno said. "Right now the driver is wanted for felony hit-and-run, but other charges could follow, depending on what the detectives determine."

According to the Los Angeles Times, detectives questioned a person described as a suspect at USC Medical Center.

Police asked anyone with information to call the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division at (818) 644-8000, and said all tips can be made anonymously.


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