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South Los Angeles fatal hit-and-run driver sought

Emergency officials are shown at the scene of a fatal hit-and-run crash at the intersection of Avalon and 84th Street in South Los Angeles on Thursday, July 4, 2013.

July 5, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The search is on for a hit-and-run driver who killed a man crossing the intersection of Avalon and 84th streets in South Los Angeles.

The incident happened shortly before 11 p.m. Thursday. Police say the man was crossing Avalon, not at the crosswalk, when he was struck by a silver SUV.

The driver did not stop and sped off.

The 39-year-old victim was rushed to the hospital where he later died.

There was no description of the suspect.