Police searched for a hit-and-run driver who struck and killed a pedestrian crossing a South Gate street, and detectives hoped a just-released video of the suspect car will help them track down the motorist.

The deadly collision occurred about 6:55 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of Tweedy Boulevard and San Vicente Avenue, South Gate police Capt. Darren Arakawa said. The driver fled the scene immediately after the crash, he said.

The suspect vehicle was described as a newer model black, four-door car, possibly a Nissan, Arakawa said. The car may have front end damage, as well as damage to the windshield.

Arakawa said the car may also have damage to the front passenger side from a previous accident. It also had flat black paint on the right front fender, tinted windows in the rear and chrome rims on at least three of the wheels.

Anyone with information on this car or the suspect driver was asked to call South Gate police Officer M. Cardenas at (323) 357-9617 or by email at mcardenas@sogate.org. Tipsters can also call the South Gate police watch commander at (323) 563-5457.

— City News Service

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