Man killed in Chesterfield Square hit-and-run crash

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Authorities investigated the scene of a hit-and-run crash that left a man in his 30s dead in Chesterfield Square early Friday morning. (KABC)

Authorities investigated the scene of a hit-and-run crash in Chesterfield Square early Friday morning.

The Los Angeles Police Department received a call about a traffic crash around 11:30 p.m. Thursday in the area of Slauson and Ruthelen avenues.

When authorities arrived, they found a driver had struck and killed a pedestrian. Authorities said a car was traveling westbound on Slauson and struck a man in his 30s who was walking in the crosswalk.

The driver stopped their car, but then took off. Authorities found the abandoned white Kia Optima in Inglewood at Hyde Park Boulevard and Eucalyptus Avenue.

Not long after the car was found, authorities were able to locate a person of interest who was taken into custody for questioning, authorities said.

The LAPD South Traffic Division was handling the investigation. Authorities said speed was a factor in the crash, but there was no indication street racing was involved.

Slauson Avenue was closed for several hours during the investigation.

Anyone with information was asked to call the LAPD South Traffic Division at (323) 421-2577.
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