Son Of Federal Judge Dies After Apparent Hit-And-Run In Pacific Palisades

PACIFIC PALISADES (CBSLA.com) — Police say the son of a federal judge who was injured in an apparent hit-and-run crash in the Pacific Palisades died Tuesday at a hospital.

David Pregerson, 23, was found in the bushes off Chautauqua Boulevard, just west of Sunset Boulevard, at about 3:20 a.m. Friday, Los Angeles police officials said.

When he was found, he was in critical condition, police said.

A watch commander confirmed Pregerson died Tuesday. A spokesman for U.S. 9th Circuit Court confirmed he was the son of U.S. District Judge Dean Pregerson and the grandson of Harry Pregerson, a sitting judge on the appellate circuit.

According to published reports, David Pregerson was a recent graduate of UCLA and working as a film producer.

Police said detectives returned to the scene of the accident Tuesday to look for clues, but it was unclear if they had found any witnesses or car parts that might identify the vehicle that hit Pregerson.

RELATED: Man Found In Pacific Palisades Bushes Was Injured In Apparent Hit-And-Run Crash

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