LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — A pedestrian was killed Monday night in a hit-and-run accident in downtown Los Angeles.

The crash was reported around 7:50 p.m. at the corner of 6th and Mateo streets.

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Police said a homeless man, about 40 to 50 years old, was walking on Mateo outside of a crosswalk when he suffered a medical condition, which caused him to fall in the street.

One car swerved to avoid him, but another driver ran over him and left the scene.

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The victim was transported to the hospital, where he later died of severe head trauma.

Witnesses said the suspected hit-and-run motorist was in a white or beige SUV or minivan.

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The investigation is ongoing.