Wanted: Suspect In Deadly Sun Valley Hit-And-Run Crash

SUN VALLEY (CBS) — A driver accused of causing a deadly hit-and-run accident in Sun Valley was at large Sunday, police said.

The man was driving a white, 2009 Chrysler minivan on Lankershim Boulevard around 6:30 p.m. Friday when he allegedly crossed into oncoming traffic near Tuxford Street and struck a gold 1980 Chevrolet Chevette, which was rear-ended by a Toyota Tercel, according to the LAPD.

A 60-year-old man who was driving the Chevette was killed, police said.

Oscar Contreras, who was driving the Tercel, abandoned his car and fled the scene, but was arrested a short time later and booked on suspicion of felony hit-and-run, police said. He was being held on $50,000 bail.

The driver of the minivan was described as white, thin and about 5 feet 10 inches tall.

Anyone with information on the crash was asked to contact LAPD Valley Traffic Division detectives at (818) 644-8034 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7.

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