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.

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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.

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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.

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The victim was not immediately identified.