Driver fatally strikes pedestrian in Gardena, flees scene, CHP says

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Tuesday, May 21, 2024
Pedestrian killed in Gardena hit-and-run crash
The pedestrian, a 60-old-year man, was walking on Rosecrans when he was struck by a driver who fled the scene, investigators say.

GARDENA, Calif. (KABC) -- Authorities are investigating a hit-and-run crash in Gardena that left a pedestrian dead.

It happened around 4:15 a.m. Tuesday on Rosecrans Avenue, just west of Broadway.

CHP investigators believe the pedestrian, described as a man around age 60, was walking in westbound lanes of Rosecrans when he was struck by a vehicle.

The driver fled the scene.

When first responders arrived, they pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene.

No description was available of a suspect or vehicle.

The name of the victim has not been released, pending notification of next of kin.