Bicyclist killed in South LA hit-and-run, police say staff KABC logo
Monday, February 25, 2019
Door Dash bicyclist killed in South LA hit-and-run
Police are searching for the hit-and-run driver who killed a bicyclist on a food run for Door Dash in South Los Angeles.

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- Police say a man on a bike was killed in a hit-and-run crash in South Los Angeles.

The bicyclist, 32-year-old Joseph Prandoni, was struck and killed around 9 p.m. Saturday on Manchester Avenue near Gramercy Place. Police initially told Eyewitness News that he was delivering food for Door Dash at the time of the incident.

Several people heard the crash but no one reported seeing it. The driver did not stop, and police do not have a description of the vehicle.

Door Dash said Prandoni was not working for Door Dash on the day of the crash. A company representative told Eyewitness News that Door Dash does not have bicycle workers in the area where the incident occurred.

The company released the following statement:

"We are deeply saddened by the loss of Joseph Prandoni, a South Los Angeles-area Dasher. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and loved ones during this difficult time. After a thorough investigation, we found that Joseph was not working on the DoorDash platform on the day of the incident. We are actively cooperating with law enforcement in this ongoing case."