LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Detectives with the LAPD’s South Traffic Division are asking the public to be on the lookout for a black sedan they say was involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident.

A 53-year-old Los Angeles man was killed crossing Western Avenue near 82nd Street Saturday morning, around 2:40 a.m., according to officials.

Authorities say the man was struck by a black sedan — with possible tinted windows — traveling south on Western. The driver continued in the same direction.

The driver failed to stop or identify himself or render aid to the victim as required by law.

Witnesses were unable to obtain a license plate number of the vehicle.

Los Angeles Fire Department personnel responded to the location and pronounced the victim dead at scene.

The name of the victim is being withheld until his family has been notified.

There is no suspect description.

Detectives are asking anyone who may have information about this crime to call Officer Yount at (323) 421-2500 or (323) 421-2535. During weekends and off-hours, call the 24-hour toll free number at 1-877-LAPD24-7 (1-877-527-3247).


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