LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Police released a composite sketch and a security image of a vehicle that struck a pedestrian in Sylmar, then pulled into a gas station to dislodge him before taking off.
The crash happened overnight on Aug. 16 at Foothill Boulevard and Hubbard Street. A pedestrian, identified by the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office as 66-year-old Anthony Hurd, was struck as he crossed Foothill Boulevard mid-block.READ MORE: Woman Says She Was Refused Service At An Encino Dunkin' Donuts For Being Deaf
According to the LAPD, the driver of the silver sedan that hit Hurd was still dragging him when pulled into the driveway of a nearby gas station, then backed up in order to dislodge the pedestrian. He was last seen driving away southbound on Foothill Boulevard.READ MORE: Illegal Marijuana Grow Bust Nets Nearly 30,000 Plants And Leads To 31 Arrests In San Bernardino
Investigators on Wednesday released a composite sketch of the hit-and-run driver. He was described as a Hispanic man with combed back black hair, about 5-foot-5 and 20 to 25 years old. Police also released a hazy image from a security camera and identified the vehicle as a 2011-2017 gray or silver four-door Kia Rio, which may be missing vehicle parts because they were left at the scene and have damage to its front end.
A reward of up to $50,000 is available for information leading to the arrest of the driver in this hit-and-run, or others in the city of Los Angeles.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Related Hospitalizations Continue To Drop In Los Angeles County
Anyone with information about this crash can contact Valley Traffic Division Officer Garibay at (818) 644-8033.