Police told Eyewitness News officers there was a dispute that occurred prior to the incident.
LOS ANGELES (KABC) -- A man has died after he was struck by a driver at Griffith Park Saturday afternoon, authorities said.
According to the Los Angeles Police Department, the man was walking on Fern Dell Drive near a parking lot close to the trails that lead to the Griffith Observatory when the driver hit him and took off.
The man was taken to the hospital where he later died.
Police told Eyewitness News officers are now looking for the driver, though a vehicle description was not immediately available. Investigators confirmed the driver is a woman.
"A dispute occurred prior to the accident happening," said LAPD Det. Daniel Ramirez, who said the investigation was still in its preliminary stages.
Meanwhile, Sal Sendik, who was gearing up for a run when the incident occurred, said people immediately began calling for help.
"This is not something you expect to see at a peaceful part of L.A. on a weekend, and a spot where people try to escape the city," he said.
This is a developing story. This article will continue to be updated as more information becomes available.