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Caught On Video: Driver Wanted In Fatal Hit-And-Run On Crenshaw That Threw Moped Rider

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Police asked for the public's help Friday in identifying the driver involved in a fatal hit-and-run crash in the Crenshaw area.

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(credit: LAPD)

According to the LAPD, a black Ford Flex was driving southbound on Crenshaw Boulevard at about 2:35 p.m. on April 1 when it hit the rear of a moped. The impact of the crash threw the moped's rider to the roadway, and the Flex continued driving without stopping to check on the rider.

Video released by the LAPD shows the Flex and the moped were both on a one-way stretch of Crenshaw Boulevard alongside the Metro rail line under construction to connect the Expo Line with the Green Line's Aviation Station. A crew in yellow vests working alongside the rail line were seen looking up after the crash and watching the Ford Flex drive away.

The moped's rider was taken to a hospital, where he died of his injuries two days later. His identity has not been released.

A $50,000 reward is available for information leading to the identity, arrest and conviction of the hit-and-run driver. Anyone with information about this crash can contact LAPD South traffic detectives Keith Gonzales or Michael Flannery at (323) 421-2500.

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