Edward Nix was crossing south on Orem Street in a marked crosswalk when he was struck by a red late-model Honda van traveling east on Olympic Boulevard at 5:55 p.m.
The driver fled the scene without stopping to render aid or to identify him- or herself. No description of the driver was given.
Nix was hospitalized with severe head injuries.
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