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Man, 70, killed in South LA hit-run

October 30, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Authorities are working to track down two people believed to be responsible for a deadly hit-and-run accident in South Los Angeles early Sunday.

Police said they plowed into a car driven by a 70-year-old man and then ran away without calling for help.

According to police, both cars were traveling northbound on Figueroa Street just north of Imperial Highway about 4:45 a.m. They said the suspect's car was speeding when it collided with the car driven by the victim.

"Two suspects, possibly one male black and one female black exited the vehicle, fled on foot from the location, failed to render aid to the occupant of the other vehicle," said Lt. Aaron McCraney of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Rescuers used the "Jaws of Life" to extract the trapped man from the wreckage, but the man ultimately died from his injuries.

A parked Chevrolet Impala was smashed into during the accident. The owner of the Impala and other neighbors came out when they heard the loud, crashing sound.

"Both of the cars hit my car," said the Impala's owner, Ryneisha Bowie. "They wrapped around the tree and then another car hit it again."

"A lot of yelling, people running from the scene and what not," said one witness. "I came outside and the car was on fire."

Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call the LAPD at (877) 527-3247.

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