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Man Killed In Hit-And-Run While Walking In West LA, Box Truck Sought

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.

Pedestrian Killed In West LA Hit-And-Run, Box Truck Sought
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a box truck in a hit-and-run in West Los Angeles on Oct. 16, 2019. (CBS2)

The crash occurred at 6:20 a.m. at the intersection of Sepulveda and Pico boulevards, according to L.A. police.

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.

Man Killed In Hit-And-Run While Walking In West LA, Box Truck Sought
A man was struck and killed at an intersection in West Los Angeles. Oct. 16, 2019. (CBS2)

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.

"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."

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