1 person killed in hit-and-run rollover in South L.A.; suspect sought

WATTS, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Police say a man was ejected from a car and killed after a hit-and-run driver lost control of her vehicle in the Watts area early Thursday morning.

Los Angeles police say a woman was driving at high speeds on East Imperial Highway near Central Avenue around 3:13 a.m. when her car overturned. The passenger was ejected from the vehicle and died at the scene, authorities say.

The woman, who struck a light pole, fled the scene on foot.

AIR7 HD was over the scene where officers were working to clear the scene. Imperial Highway remained closed in both directions near the intersection as the investigation and clean-up efforts continued.
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