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Man killed in Studio City hit-and-run crash; driver sought

Police investigate a hit-and-run crash on Ventura Boulevard east of Fairway Avenue in Studio City that left a man dead on Saturday, Aug. 17, 2013.

August 18, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Los Angeles police are looking for the driver involved in a hit-and-run crash in Studio City that left a Santa Monica man dead.

The crash happened just after 11:45 p.m. Saturday on Ventura Boulevard just east of Fairway Avenue.

Police said the victim was crossing the street when a white Mercedes Benz CLS hit him, carried him about 100 yards and took off. It's not known if the man was in a crosswalk.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

Police said the car sustained major damage in the front and possibly a smashed windshield. Officers said the car had black paper plates with the word "Encino" written in yellow.

Anyone with information was asked to call the Los Angeles Police Department at (877) 527-3247.