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Search Underway For Driver In Deadly Hit-And-Run In San Pedro

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SAN PEDRO (CBS) — A search was underway Sunday for a hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a 34-year-old man in San Pedro.

Authorities say the victim, identified as Miguel Aquino Quihua of Wilmington, was hit about 2:25 a.m. by a white Ford F-150 pickup truck with tinted windows.

KNX 1070 reports.

Relatives of the victim say he was going to assist a friend who had drank too much when he was hit.

Paramedics rushed Aquino to Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center where he later died.

Police say the suspect’s vehicle also had large tires and a wide gold or silver stripe running across the body of the truck and may also have some front-end damage.

Anyone with more information about the suspect vehicle is urged to contact police at (213) 485-7417.

(©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 This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.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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