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Motorcyclist Killed By Hit-And-Run Driver

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LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A motorcyclist was struck and killed by a hit-and-run driver in Los Angeles Sunday, police reported.

Edwin Vargas of Los Angeles was hit around 11:40 p.m. near Western Avenue and 84th Street, Officer Karen Rayner of the Los Angeles Police Department said.

Rayner said the 30-year-old victim was traveling north on Western when he was struck by a motorist in a white Volkswagen Jetta traveling south on Western at 84th Street.

Vargas was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver fled the accident and police are searching for suspects.

Police urged anyone with information to contact South Traffic Division Detective Sandra Smith at (323) 290-6063 or 1-877-LAPD-24-7.

(©2011 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)

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