A man of about 60 who was riding a bicycle was killed early Monday morning in South Los Angeles when he was struck by two vehicles, the second of which left the scene, authorities said.
The bicyclist was riding south on Avalon Boulevard in a marked crosswalk at the intersection of Century Boulevard just after midnight when he was struck, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The cyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, Sgt. Donni Ellison of the Los Angeles Police Department’s South Traffic Division said.
The man was first struck by a northbound vehicle that was making a left onto Century Boulevard. A second vehicle then hit the bicyclist and was last seen heading west, police said.
Descriptions of the vehicle and its driver were not available.
Anyone with information that could help investigators track down the motorist was urged to call detectives with the LAPD’s South Traffic Division at (323) 421-2500. After-hours, calls should be placed to the division watch commander at (323) 421-2540.
Anonymous tips can be submitted through Crime Stoppers by calling (800) 222-TIPS.
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