LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A motorist pulling out of her garage struck and killed a man who apparently was sleeping on the ground, authorities said.
Paramedics sent to the 5000 block of Novgorod Street at 7:15 a.m. pronounced the man dead at the scene, said Devin Gales of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
According to the preliminary investigation, the woman, in her 50s, was pulling out of her garage in the Monterey Hills area when the accident occurred, Gales said.
Assistant Coroner Chief Ed Winter identified the victim late this afternoon as Jian Jun Lei, 42, of Los Angeles.
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