By CBSLA Staff

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — The public’s help is needed to identify the driver of a tow truck that fatally mowed down a pedestrian in South Los Angeles.

The crash happened just before 10 p.m. Wednesday. Police say a man between 40 and 50 years old was crossing Broadway at 54th Street in a marked crosswalk against a “Don’t Walk” signal, when a tow truck going northbound on Broadway hit him.

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(credit: LAPD)

The tow truck dragged the pedestrian 180 feet before he was dislodged, according to the LAPD. The driver stopped for a moment, then drove away from the scene without offering any help or identifying themselves.

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The pedestrian was declared dead at the scene. His name has been withheld pending notification of his family.

Police say the vehicle was a light-colored “Wrecker Tow Truck.” There was no description available of the driver.

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A reward of up to $50,000 is available for information leading to the arrest of a hit-and-run driver’s identification, capture and conviction. Anyone with information about this collision can contact Central Traffic Division investigator Juan Campos at (213) 833-3713 or email