WESTLAKE (CBSLA.com) – A man in his 50s was struck and killed by a gas tanker in Westlake Wednesday morning.
The collision occurred before 12:30 a.m. at West Temple and North Alvarado streets.READ MORE: Man And Woman Shot To Death In Gardena
According to Los Angeles police, a gas delivery tanker was on its way out of the area after having made a delivery to an Arco station when it struck the pedestrian. He died at the scene.READ MORE: Local Doctors Flying Back From Super Bowl Save Woman's Life On Plane
The driver told police he initially left the scene, but returned after realizing he had struck a pedestrian. It’s unclear whether he will face charges. The exact circumstances of the crash were not confirmed.MORE NEWS: Rally Held Outside LA Hall Of Justice To Recall District Attorney George Gascón
The victim was not immediately identified.