WEST LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – Police are looking for the driver of a box truck which struck and killed a man at a busy West Los Angeles intersection Wednesday, and then sped away.
The crash occurred at 6:20 a.m. at the intersection of Sepulveda and Pico boulevards, according to L.A. police.READ MORE: Raymon Morris, LASD's First Black Assistant Sheriff, Remembered As An 'Inspirational Leader'
The victim died at the scene. He was not immediately identified.
Police said the suspect vehicle was described as an older-model box truck, white or gray in color. The word “Penske” was written on the back or side of the truck. There were two male occupants inside it. The truck was last seen going east on Pico Boulevard.READ MORE: Pasadena To Reopen 4 Libraries For In-Person Service
The exact circumstances of the crash were not immediately known. There are no security cameras focused on the intersection itself, but investigators are canvassing the area for any surveillance video which may have shown the truck.
A man who works nearby told CBS2 that the intersection has become increasingly congested in recent years.MORE NEWS: Dozens Of Migrant Children Housed At Long Beach, Pomona Intake Centers Being Treated For COVID-19
“It’s kind of a throughway, so there’s a lot of traffic,” said Dave Iblings, a general manager at Anawalt Lumber. “Unfortunately, it’s gonna be worse, they’re building a big building across the street, so we’re expecting more congestion as time goes on.”