81-year-old man killed in hit-and-run crash in Torrance; suspect sought

TORRANCE, Calif. (KABC) -- A suspect is sought in a hit-and-run crash that killed an 81-year-old man in Torrance Monday night.

Police responded to the intersection of Del Amo Boulevard and Mariner Avenue at approximately 8:40 p.m. after a report of a collision involving a pedestrian and a vehicle.

According to Torrance police, the man was walking in the crosswalk when he was struck by a vehicle going on a green light. The driver fled from the scene.

The man was treated for his injuries at the scene, but succumbed to his injuries.

Investigators described the suspect vehicle as a blue or grey Honda four-door sedan with front end damage.

It was not immediately known if speed played a factor in the crash.

The scene was not far from where a 10-year-old boy was struck and killed by a pickup truck last month after he ran into a street after a dog.

One nearby resident said drivers typically drive too fast on the stretch of Del Amo Boulevard where the collision happened, adding that city officials have been aware of the danger.
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