A pedestrian in Gardena was struck and killed last night by a hit-and-run light-colored van and the motorist driving that vehicle fled the scene, authorities said Sunday.

The crash took place about 9:50 p.m. Saturday near the intersection of Western Avenue and 132nd Street, said Gardena police Lt. Chris Cuff.

Arriving paramedics pronounced the pedestrian dead at the scene, Cuff said. The person’s name was withheld pending notification of kin.

Gardena police traffic investigators asked anyone with any information regarding the crash to call them at 310-217-6189. Tipsters can also call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477.

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