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Police searching for hit-and-run driver who killed pedestrian in Sylmar

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Police are seeking public help in locating a hit-and-run driver who fatally struck a pedestrian in Sylmar in early May. 

It happened at around 9 p.m. on May 8 near the intersection of Foothill Boulevard and Terra Bella Street, according to a statement from the Los Angeles Police Department. 

An image of the truck involved in the deadly hit-and-run in Sylmar on May 8.  Los Angeles Police Department

Officers say that a large, silver pickup truck traveling "unsafe" speeds hit an unidentified pedestrian before fleeing northbound on Foothill Boulevard towards Van Nuys Boulevard, the statement said. 

The pedestrian, only identified as a man in his 40s, was pronounced dead at the scene by responding Los Angeles Fire Department paramedics. 

As usual with deadly hit-and-run incidents in Los Angeles, city officials are offering a $50,000 reward for information that leads to the identification, arrest and conviction of the suspect involved. 

Anyone with further information is asked to contact LAPD investigators at (818) 644-8036. 

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