TORRANCE (CBSLA) — A bicyclist was fatally struck in a hit-and-run crash along busy Hawthorne Boulevard in Torrance Monday morning.

The crash happened at about 5 a.m. in the area of Hawthorne Boulevard and 227th Street. Officers who found the unresponsive bicyclist in the northbound right lane tried to administer CPR, but the bicyclist – an adult male – was pronounced dead at the scene by firefighters.

The bicyclist has not yet been identified.

The driver of the suspect vehicle, described as a tan or light gold 2006 to 2009 Toyota 4-Runner, fled the scene. Police say the vehicle should have front-end damage and left behind a portion of its bumper at the scene.

Surveillance video of a possible suspect vehicle was retrieved from a nearby home, according to investigators.

Police say the northbound lanes of Hawthorne Boulevard between 226th and 230th streets were shut down for several hours for the fatal crash investigation.


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