LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Police are searching for a driver of a vehicle that fatally struck a man in South Los Angeles overnight before driving off.

The incident happened around 1:30 a.m. Wednesday morning on 51st Street at Normandie. Police said a driver in an unknown vehicle was heading southbound on 51st street when that driver struck a man his 30s who was crossing the street outside of a crosswalk.

Paramedics with the Los Angeles Fire Department declared the man dead at the scene.

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