PACOIMA (CBSLA) — Officers were investigating after a pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle in Pacoima Thursday night.

The crash happened at about 8:16 p.m. near the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Desmond Street.

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Police said an SUV, described as red or burgundy in color, fatally struck the pedestrian and fled the scene.

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The car was last seen headed eastbound on the 188 Freeway from Glenoaks.

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The suspected driver of the vehicle was arrested a short time later.