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A 69-year-old man suffered fatal injuries Wednesday in Whittier when he was struck by a vehicle that left the scene.

Kenneth Rawlings of Whittier was struck while he was walking about 7:30 a.m. in the 16800 block of Janine Drive. He died a few hours after being taken to a hospital, according to Whittier police.

Witnesses reported seeing a black Toyota Prius or similar car speeding away from the area, but it’s unclear if the vehicle was involved in the hit-and- run, police said.

Anyone with information about the accident was urge to call (562) 567- 9261 to speak with Officer Jensen. The department’s crime tipline can be reached at (562) 567-9299.

–City News Service

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