CRENSHAW, LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- An 85-year-old grandfather was killed in a hit-and-run crash in the Baldwin Hills-Crenshaw neighborhood Thursday night while walking with his grandson.
According to family members, Marco Tulio Santizo and his 41-year-old grandson, Marco Tulio Herrera Santizo, were just coming home from work.
They were crossing West Boulevard around 9:30 p.m. when the driver of a dark-colored vehicle heading east on West Santa Rosalia Drive struck them and took off.
"We're hard workers. Everything we do is work and taking care of the family, basically," said family member Walter Arias. "They were coming back home and suddenly this happened."
Another driver who happened to be passing by saw the two men lying in the street and called for help, police said. Paramedics sent both men to the hospital where the grandfather later died.
Police said the grandson is in stable condition.
"He doesn't remember anything in the hospital," said family member Maira Arias. "He doesn't know my dad is dead. How can I tell him?"
The family told ABC7 video cameras in the area were turned off at the time of the crash and are asking their community for help.
"Please neighbors, if you see something, please come and say it," said Maira Arias.
Meanwhile, the suspect remains on the run. Anyone with information is urged to contact police.